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HESTL Program: Library Paraprofessionals

HESTL Program: Library Paraprofessionals

New to the HESTL Program? Start here!

HESTL Program Interest Form

Contact us via the HESTL Program Interest Form to learn more about the HESTL Program and how our Colorado State Library School Libraries team can support you. 

HESTL Program Rubrics and Applications

HESTL Program Rubrics

HESTL candidates submit evidence that demonstrates accomplished and exemplary practice in each of the four areas of school library paraprofessional practice: Collaboration, Engagement (rubric available January 2024), Environment, and Management. The program is self-paced and candidates can apply for one or more credentials during a school year.

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Engagement Credential Application 

Collaborate with the school community to develop and review the library program vision and goals; organize and lead activities and programming; create community partnerships.

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Collaboration Credential Application

Build relationships with the school community; collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate library skills instruction; reflect on data to increase students' library skills; promote print and digital resources.

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Environment Credential Application  

Create an irresistible learning space that is safe, welcoming, appealing, accessible, and adaptable at point of need.

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Management Credential Application  

Curate current, appealing, inclusive and culturally responsive materials that reflect students’ needs and interests; regularly weed the collection.

Contact Information

For more information about the Highly Effective School Library Program, contact:

Tammy Langeberg, Highly Effective School Library Coordinator