FREE School Librarian Resources

These FREE for YOU downloads are some of my best-practice library tools. They’ll help you to help your students and your teachers.
(PDF files can be viewed before downloading; DOC files are direct download with no previewing.)

NoSweat Library Lesson Planner Template as MSdoc to fill in digitally.

NoSweat Library Lesson Planner Template as PDF to fill in manually.

NoSweat Library Lesson Planner Template


NoSweat Library Lesson Planner - page 2


NoSweat Library Lesson Teacher Collaboration Short Form
School Librarians can keep a stack of this short form on the circulation desk as a quick way to get information from teachers for a collaborative lesson, especially when the teacher comes into the library with a request. Field info will transfer easily into the Library Lesson Planner. Download the 8.5×11 PDF of 2 cut-apart forms.

Image of single Library Lesson Teacher Collaboration Form. | No Sweat Library

NoSweat IT IS FOR ME mnemonic checklist

This handy little phone-app-shaped checklist guides students to parts of a book that will help them decide if the book is “right” for them. The PDF document has 4 cut-apart “apps” per sheet. IT IS FOR ME checklist for choosing a book. - Give students plenty of time to choose a good "just right" book by using this handy mnemonic checklist for every library visit. Watch your student reading rates soar! | No Sweat Library
Use my FREE video How to Choose a Good Book on Vimeo or on YouTube to explain to students how to use the IT IS FOR ME checklist “app”!

NoSweat Research Process Models Comparison Chart

Printable overview of 18 different student research models in alpha order across a single 8½ x 14 sheet.

NoSweat Research Process Models Comparison Chart- image

Keyword Search Form – PDF

Sheet with 2 forms can be used as a a guided worksheet to introduce keyword searching, then placed in baskets near computers for students to use anytime they need to search.

clip of keyword search form


Downloadable Handouts, a Presentation, and a Digital Citizenship Lesson Planner Resource
5 Things You Want a Principal to Know About the School Librarian – PDF handout summarizes the 5-19-23 blog post Image of the PDF document "5 Things You Want a Principal to Know About the School Librarian." | No Sweat Library
National Standards Requiring or Aligned with Student Research Assignments – PDF handout summarizes the 10-17-20 blog post Image of PDF document National Standards Required or Aligned with Student Research Assignments | No Sweat Library
Better Slide Presentations – PDF handout summarizes the 12-23-18 blog post 3 Simple Rules for Great Slide Presentations - Image of PDF document handout | No Sweat Library
How your School Librarian Can Help with Project-Based Learning – PDF handout summarizes the 5-2-17 blog post Image of PDF document 5 Ways a School Librarian Helps with PBL | No Sweat Library
Internet Laws in a Nutshell – PDF handout summarizes the 2-22-17 blog post Image of PDF document Internet Laws in a Nutshell | No Sweat Library
Teachers, Did You Know?  – PPT as PDF – presentation gives facts on how a School Librarian impacts student achievement per 2-15-17 blog post
Cover for Teachers, Did You Know?
Digital Citizenship Resources Lesson Planner – PDF list of FREE digital citizenship resources available from the U.S. Government and other non-profit organizations. Includes videos, presentations, brochures, and handouts. Digital Citizenship Lesson Planner - List of resources and suggestions for teaching activities. #NoSweatLibrary

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