These sites are useful when it becomes necessary to have a chat with your administrator about
the role of the library.
School Libraries Work
- A compilation of research on school libraries by Scholastic. This is in pdf format.
School Library Impact Studies - There is a useful infographic on the effectiveness of school library programs and links to many research studies. By Library Research Service.
Policy Statement on the Importance of Certified School Librarians - by the National Forum on Information Literacy, Dec. 2014. This report states "In 21st century schools, a school library is the physical and virtual learning commons where reading, inquiry, discovery, thinking, imagination, and creativity are central to students’ information-to-knowledge journey, and to their personal, social and cultural growth".
Creating a Culture of Literacy - A handbook for principals to assist in the development of literacy in their middle and high schools. This handbook is in pdf form.
Add it Up - Talking points in support of library services for children in both school and public libraries. By the American Library Association.
Strong Libraries Improve Student
Achievement - An article for school administrators from Education World stressing the
importance of the school library. The article includes a summary of recent research findings about
the effect of school libraries on student achievement.