Standards and Guidelines
For the past decade, IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology has been the Department of Public Instruction's authoritative source to guide planning and implementation of effective school library media and instructional technology programs. While IMPACT remains a vital resource to inform our programming decisions, some elements of IMPACT have been updated in other publications.
The following library media and technology documents supersede IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology and will support your programs:
- Considerations: Library Media Programs may assist library media stakeholders in assessing their library media programs. Identifying strengths and weaknesses of a school library media program may provide insight to guide strategic planning and decision making to improve the program.
- Digital Learning and Media Inventory replaces the AMTR Guidelines of IMPACT
- Digital Learning Plan and Digital Learning Progress Rubrics may guide planning for digital teaching and learning at both the district and school levels replacing much of IMPACT’s guidance on infrastructure, policy, funding, etc.
- Facility Guidelines (see pages 23-25 for guidance on library spaces)
- NC School Library Media Coordinator and Instructional Technology Facilitator Evaluation Instruments replace the MCPAI-R and TPAI of IMPACT
- Sample SLMC Job Description crafted by NCSLMA is aligned to the current NC evaluation instrument for school library media coordinators
- School Library Media Collection Guidelines
As more components of IMPACT are updated in the future, they will be included here. Stay tuned!