PA Department of Education

PDE Press Releases

State Board of Education Finalizes Adoption of Pennsylvania Common Core State Academic Standards and High School Graduation Requirements

Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development supports school libraries. 

A Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs

Available to download in  PDF format on the PDE SAS Portal. The curriculum consists of four documents:

Library Model Curriculum

PA Standards Alignment Chart

Library Model Curriculum- Long Term Transfer Goals

Library Information Concepts Arranged by Big Ideas

2011 Guidelines for Pennsylvania School Library Programs (PDF)

School Library Certification Requirements

Colleges and Universities that provide certification programs in school librarianship

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

Provides information on the program including application, tips for managing and previously funded projects.