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AASL - American Association of School Librarians

The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.  [related resources linked below]

ALA - American Library Association

The ALA Constitution states the purpose of ALA as, “The object of the American Library Association shall be to promote library service and librarianship.” The stated mission is, “To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” ALA provides a searchable database of ALA Accredited MLS programs. 

NCDPI - North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Our mission is to provide leadership and support to educators across the State of North Carolina to build and reinforce the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards, to implement the North Carolina State Board of Education goals, and to inform, clarify and disseminate state and federal policies and laws.

NCDPI - Division of Digital Teaching and Learning

The Division of Digital Teaching and Learning supports the Mission and Goals of the State Board of Education by providing support services and technology and instructional resources to public schools of North Carolina.  These services and resources include

  • Canvas, Learning Management System;
  • Home Base, suite of digital classroom management tools and instructional resources;
  • IMPACT, the guidelines for North Carolina's Media and Technology Programs; and
  • NC WiseOwl (NC Online Windows for Learning), a collection of online subscription resources for use in research projects and homework assignments.  
  • NC Licensure information
Sample SLMC Job Description Click on the picture to access a document that was created as a service to districts and administrators seeking a job description for the School Library Media Coordinator position.


NCLA - North Carolina Library Association
Our purpose is to promote libraries, library and information services, librarianship, intellectual freedom and literacy.

NCTIES - North Carolina Technology in Education Society
The mission of NCTIES is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking all who hold a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.

State Library of North Carolina
The State Library of North Carolina envisions a future in which all North Carolinians have access to exceptional library services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.


Resources from the American Association for School Librarians