What is the Impact on Students of a School Library?
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Literacy & Achievement
Barack, Lauren. “Study Ties College Success to Students’ Exposure to a High School Librarian.” (SLJ Digital Shift blog, Sept. 19 2014 )
Burns, Tom. "The Difference a School Librarian Can Make, According to One Dad." Brightly: Raise Kids Who Love to Read, Penguin Random House.
Plemmons, Andy. "The Power of First Lines: Another New Library Orientation." Expect the Miraculous, Barrow Media Center, 16 Aug. 2018. “One standout comment was how a window keeps you safe from things going on outside and a book lets you explore dangerous situations without getting hurt.”
Polaneczky, Ronnie. "These Seniors Want to Leave a Parting Gift for Their School: A Library." Philadelphia Enquirer, 27 Sept. 2018.
"SLMSSENY School Library Effect in New York State Research Update." YouTube, uploaded by Dr. Joette Stefl-Mabry et al., 9 Oct. 2018. Join Dr. Joette Stefl-Mabry, Dr. Michael Radlick and doctoral students Yenisel Gulatee and Shannon Mersand as they discuss their findings in The School Librarian Effect on Student Academic Achievement in New York State Research Project.
Students Learn Better When Schools Keep Libraries. The TakeAway. by John Hockenberry. A radio interview with Sara Kelly Johns. (WNYC Radio and PRI, 16 July 2015). This interview happened in response to Debra Kachel's - listed next.piece about the losses of school libraries across the country
Diverse Reading Choices
Critical Thinking Skills
Equity of Access to all Resources
A Safe, Nurturing Environment
Minkel, Justin. "How to Teach Boys to Be Better Men." Education Week, 1 Oct. 2018.