The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Learning Standards & Program Guidelines provide an integrated set of standards for learners, librarians, and the library program. The standards are based on 6 foundations: inquire, include, collaborate, curate, explore, and engage. Each foundation is then broken out into 4 domains: think, create, share, and grow. 3-5 learning competencies are enumerated for foundation/domain area.
The standards offer a vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon the school library profession as education leaders. The learning standards shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school. AASL's newest set of program guidelines defines the future direction of school library programs. Empowering Learners ensures that school library program planners go beyond the basics to provide goals, priorities, criteria, and general principles for establishing effective school library programs.
Succinctly put, learners will: build new knowledge, demonstrate an understanding of and committment to inclusiveness, work effectively with others, make meaning for oneself and others, discover and innovate in a growth mindset, and demonstrate safe, legal and ethical creation and sharing of knowledge. The AASL Standards mirror the approach of ACRL's Frames in addressing attitudes and frames of mind as much as skill sets. The Standards also align somewhat with the ISTE Standards in that both address themselves to learners as well as educators; both also speak of curation of resources, for example.