Over the last year, many stories have been shared of adopting and implementing the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries at the school and district level. What does that process look like at the state level? This is the story of the adoption journey in Maryland. It is a story of cooperation, collaboration, and consensus. From the first perusal of the new standards, through the alignment with content standards, to the input of district supervisors, and the preparation to present them to the State Board of Education, this process has been carefully choreographed to ensure curricular alignment and statewide acceptance.
Program Specialist, SLM,
Maryland State Department of Education