Kentucky School Library Media Resources

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The Kentucky Academic Standards for Library Media are our k-12 student learner standards for library media. These are based on the American Association of School Librarians Standards Framework for Learners. For a progression chart version of the standards, check out this page on this site

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Specialists Frameworks

District certified evaluation plans must align to the Kentucky Framework for Teaching, and in the case of school librarians, the Specialists Frameworks provided here. "Information about the specific role of observation in a district’s personnel evaluation system is included in the local district’s Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP)."  

Beyond Proficiency

Beyond Proficiency (and other links on the KDE website)

Digital Driven Learning

Digital Driven Learning is an umbrella for an awesome set of resources, where learners can earn credentials. This includes Digital Citizenship, Civics, Inquiry, and more. 


#KyLChat is a chat and community that offers Kentucky teacher librarians the opportunity to share resources, discuss hot topics, and support each other. We usually meet during the school year on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 8:00 pm Eastern. All are welcome!


The Kentucky Association of School Librarians is the statewide professional association for school librarians in Kentucky. KASL is also a chapter of the American Association of School Librarians. Professional learning, networking, advocacy, and KBA Awards are just a few of the areas KASL focuses on. Click here to learn more

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KYLMS Listserv

The University of Kentucky hosts several email-based discussion lists for educators, including one specifically for school librarians named KYLMS. You can post questions here for other school librarians across the state to answer, or even better, share your own great ideas and solutions. Click here to subscribe to the KYLMS listserv


KYVL is a statewide consortium that offers databases, eBooks, and educational resources. Click here to learn more

Bluegrass Award

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is awarded yearly to the best new books which are voted on by Kentucky students.  To learn more click here.

KET Education

KET Education provides access to high-quality education resources. Click here to learn more about what KET can offer your students and teachers. 

School Library Connection

Through a partnership with KET Education, Kentucky school librarians have access to the entire digital catalog of School Library Connection. This includes articles, webinars, and self-paced workshops, which are created by and for school librarians. Please contact me or your regional KET consultant for the username and password.  

From the SLC website: "School Library Connection, a publication of Libraries Unlimited, shares the passion and drive of our community: to inspire lifelong learning in students. By librarians, for librarians, SLC knows that you are at the center of student learning, and we believe that expert practical guidance and insight can help you deepen your impact and thrive in your career. You belong at the forefront of student learning, and SLC is here to help you accomplish that."

PBS Learning Media

KET PBS Learning Media is an outstanding FREE collection of k-12 media resources, tools, and lessons. Click here to learn more