professornana (professornana) wrote,

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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.

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

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

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

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

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.
Tags: librarians, libraries
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