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26 June 2016 @ 08:39 am
Research so you don't have to re-search  
Today will be spent in airplanes and rental cars as BH and I travel to Boothbay, Maine. So, I decided to post up some links here to important research on the effect of school librarians and adequate school library collections. I do this for a couple of reasons. One, I am asked to provide information when jobs are on the line. Two, many schools and districts are cutting library positions without considering what else they are losing in the process. So, cut and paste and copy and bookmark. Just keep these links at hand in case of emergency.

Scholastic Study Finds Smaller School Librarian Staff Results In Lower NAEP Reading Scores
http://www.ischoolguide.com/articles/32724/20151106/scholastic-study-school-librarian-naep-reading-scores.htm

Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement: A Review of the Research.
http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED482253

The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement
http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ483815

Scientifically Based Research on School Libraries and Academic Achievement
http://search.proquest.com/openview/1e2420b03e853d0fdc26af20690eceb9/1?pq-origsite=gscholar

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement
http://www.slj.com/2013/03/research/librarian-required-a-new-study-shows-that-a-full-time-school-librarian-makes-a-critical-difference-in-boosting-student-achievement/

NY State Research on School Libraries
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyla/nycc_school_library_brief.pdf

School Libraries Impact Studies
https://www.lrs.org/data-tools/school-libraries/impact-studies/

Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students
http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/advocacy/AASL_infographic.pdf

School Libraries and Their Impact on Student Performance
http://www.ascd.org/publications/researchbrief/v1n18/toc.aspx

School Library Impact Studies
http://keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies/

School Libraries and Student Achievement
http://www.teacherlibrarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/tl-poster.pdf


This is not an exhaustive list, but it should be a go-to starting point for anyone who wants to show the importance of a school library and a certified librarian.
 
 
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