Collaboration of School and Public Libraries Finding Common Ground with the Common Core to Serve Students with Special Needs

Publication Title

Ohio Media Spectrum

Publication Date

Fall 2014

Document Type



libraries and schools, public libraries, libraries and students, public librarians, Common Core State Standards (Education), educational standards


Education | Library and Information Science


From a historical perspective to modern examples, this article describes common goals and opportunities for collaboration between school and public librarians around the areas of the Common Core State Standards and especially focuses on serving children with special needs. Examples of collaboration from around three core areas of service include facility-based services that make use of both the expertise and resources provided in the library; outreach services; and specialized services and programming to meet the needs of individuals with specific learning or developmental needs.