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Position Statements

Academic Integrity and Honesty (2008)

Defining Plagiarism, the Library and Academic Integrity, Why Should You Cite Your Sources?, When Should You Cite Your Sources?, and Citing Your Sources Through Bibliographies (Works Cited) and Through In-Text Citations. (Download)

BAISL Goals (2004)

Developed by the Members at Annual Meeting April 29, 2004. (Download)

Bridging the Information Gap: The Role of the Librarian and the Role of the Computer Director (1994)

Does the mission of the school library and its school librarian conflict with that of the Director of Computer Services? Do their areas of responsibilities
converge? How do we ensure that their relationship is a collaborative one? (Download)

Librarian As Faculty (2007)

BAISL supports faculty status for librarians. This classification is warranted for librarians who have the equivalent educational background as other faculty members and who design and implement an instructional curriculum through their collaboration with faculty colleagues. (Download)

Librarian's Role in School Technology (2000)

The Librarian is an invaluable member of the group developing the school’s technology program. (Download)

New or Renovated School Libraries (2000)

When the school embarks on a renovation or new library project, the Librarian becomes an integral part of the process - from planning and design to completion. (Download)

Non-Academic Uses of the Library (2007)

School leaders must protect the integrity of the library program from non-library uses of the facilities during the library's regular hours. (Download)

Selection Policy for Schools Belonging to BAISL (1994)

Responsibility, purpose, criteria, gifts, and request for reconsideration of library material. (Download)

Other Publications

BAISL By-Laws

Current By-Laws

Revised and adopted April 2016 (Download)

Historical By-Laws

April 2012 (Download)

BAISL History

Since 1978, the organization has grown from its seven original members. (Download)

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