LIT Framework and Standards

The Library Information and Technology Framework (download the PDF here)
The scope and mix of these functions will depend on the program priorities and goals of each local school district and school building.

Information and technology literacy instruction is an essential component of a school library information and technology (LIT) program that helps ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of information and ideas:

  • Leads information literacy instruction including evaluation and analysis of the credibility, relevance and currency of information
  • Coaches instructional staff in support of curriculum, information technology and information management
  • Teaches students to be critical consumers and producers of information
  • Teaches students and staff to use emerging learning technologies for school and lifelong learning
  • Teaches students to be safe, ethical and responsible digital citizens

Reading advocacy is an essential component of a school library information and technology (LIT) program that helps ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of information and ideas:

  • Establishes and models a powerful, fashionable and ubiquitous culture of reading in the school community
  • Motivates and guides students to read for enjoyment and understanding
  • Develops a relevant collection of fiction and non-fiction in a variety of formats, ensuring quality reading choices for all students
  • Manages resources in support of established curriculum and student passions

Providing information and resource management services is an essential component of a school library information and technology (LIT) program that helps ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of information and ideas:

  • Provides open and equitable access to resources, technology and information services for the entire school community
  • Develops and administers inviting and effective physical and digital library environments
  • Manages resources to support teaching and learning
  • Administers information management systems to support student learning and school and district programs
 
 
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