Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Steven Schmitz

Second Committee Member

S. Nourse

Third Committee Member

M. Ross


The American Library Association (ALA) has published standards of skills students need in the 21st century. Washington state librarians use these standards as a foundation for their curriculum. The Catholic School Librarian Association (CSLA) has adopted these standards to create grade level expectations. Using the standards published by the American Library Association and the Catholic School Librarians, this project is a curriculum map, outlining skills to be taught chronologically throughout the academic year for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Also included is a crosswalk identifying the local, state, and professional standards for each skill listed on the curriculum map. The history of school library media programs and the development of library media standards was studied. Found research stated a correlation between strong library media programs and high student achievement. The goal of this project was to create a strong library media program that would facilitate student achievement. The resulting documents will be used as planning tools to create library media lessons throughout the academic year. It will also be used as a promotional and educational tool to define to administration, fellow teachers, parents, and students the skills taught in the library program.