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April is School Library Monthfarians

In honor of School Library Month, here are some links to the research showing the importance of an adequate school library staffed by a certified librarian. As so many schools opt to staff the library with a volunteer or a paraprofessional, it should be no surprise when test scores fall, when circulation drops, when reading is no longer front and center in the school culture.

http://www.lrs.org/data-tools/school-libraries/impact-studies/

This is a clearinghouse of links to studies at the state and national levels.

http://www.ala.org/aasl/research
http://keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies/

Link to the 2013 study demonstrating correlation between strong school libraries/librarians and test scores.

http://keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies/

This is the study that really stands at the center of the research about test scores and libraries.

http://www.ala.org/aasl/research

AASL (American Association of School Librarians) offers links to research as well.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/lb/research.asp

More links to more studies.

Please share some of the highlights of the research with your administrative team. Librarians make a difference.

More to come.
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