- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  Awards and Recognition
  Bridge to Excellence
  Charter Schools
  Common Core State Standards
  Environmental Programs
  Equity Assurance
  ESEA Flexibility
  ESOL/Title III
  Family Literacy
  Financial Literacy
  Gifted and Talented
  Homeless Education Assistance
  Maryland Skills2Compete
  Military Families
  Multicultural Education
  No Child Left Behind
  Parent Involvement Matters Award
  Race to the Top
  Residential Education Program
  Response to Intervention
  School / Community Nutrition
  School Wellness Policy
  STEM Education
  Teacher and Principal Evaluation
  Technology/Library Media
     Library Media
     Technology Planning
     Standards and Policies
     School Library Media
  Title I
  21st Century Learning Centers
Programs > Technology/Library Media > School Library Media

The School Library Media Office provides leadership, coordination, and support services in the implementation of the Standards for School Library Media Programs in Maryland and the integration of information literacy skills throughout content areas using the School Library Media State Curriculum.

In Focus
Click here to view the School Library Media State Curriculum and a list of other School Library Media resources.
Accepted by the Maryland State Board of Education October 26, 2010, the School Library Media SC was developed by the Office of Instructional Technology and School Library Media and addresses the component processes associated with becoming information literate and incorporates both the previous Maryland Learning Outcomes for School Library Media and the national standards from the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
The Baltimore Library ProjectNew!
The Baltimore Library Project (Weinberg Foundation)

MSDE is proud to partner with the Weinberg Foundation on the Baltimore Library Project. For the month of March, MSDE is supporting the Library Project book drive. Please contribute a new children's book (ages 3-12) suitable for a school library – books may be dropped into labeled bins in the Baltimore and Liberty Street lobbies. If you would prefer to make a financial contribution or would like more information about the project, please go to the Weinberg site at:

- Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online
Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online
This free guide from
OnGuardOnline.gov tells parents and teachers what they need to know to talk to kids about issues like cyberbullying, sexting, mobile phone safety, and protecting the family computer.
(Published by the Federal Trade Commission)

As a part of MSDE's commitment to helping keep children safe online, we're a proud member of the PointSmart.ClickSafe. Task Force, which has developed a set of best practice recommendations for companies in the Internet industry to better help keep children safe online. Click here to see the task force report and its best practice recommendations.
PointSmartReport.org - Recommendations for Best Practices - Online Safety


An effective school library media program requires certified library media specialists and adequate support staff with appropriate skills. The library media specialist is an essential partner in providing instruction and services that support the total education program of the school.

Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (AASL, 2009) defines the roles and responsibilities of the school library media specialist which are reflected in the Standards for School Library Media Programs in Maryland.

Contact Information
Jay Bansbach, Specialist in School Library Media
Instructional Technology & School Library Media Program
Division of Instruction
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-0442
Fax: (410) 333-2128
New! Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian (Achieve/AASL – Nov. 2013)
Bullet New! 2013 AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
New! 2013 AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
New! Graphite from Common Sense Media (Reviews of Best Digital Learning Products)
Bullet New! Facts about Maryland’s School Library Media Programs 2013-2014
Facts about Maryland’s School Library Media Programs 2012-2013
Point Smart. Click Safe – Task Force Recommendations for Best Practices for Child Online Safety
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students - Grades PreK-8 Accepted by State Board of Education - February 2007
“Help KEEP KIDS CONNECTED and PROTECTED” - National Awareness Campaign to Keep Kids Protected Online
 Related Sites
AASL - American Association of School Librarians
ALA - American Library Association
MLA – Maryland Library Association
MSET – Maryland Society for Educational Technology
MDK12 - Enhancing Education Through Technology
Maryland Educational Technology Standards for Students (TL8)
MASL - Maryland Association of School Librarians (formerly MEMO)
MSDE Privacy Statement Disclaimer  | Copyright © 2003 MSDE