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.
Lamonico, Melissa. "I also think it is time to stop pretending schools are worried about their student's reading skills if they do not make a full time certified librarian with a budget and support a priority #ReadingSummit." Twitter, 18 July 2019, 8:57 AM. Image quote: “Access to a full-time, degreed school librarian increases students’ test scores, closes the achievement gap, and improves writing skills.” (Lance, 2012).
Oh, Erin Wilkey. "10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important than Ever." Common Sense Education, Common Sense Media, 11 Apr. 2017.
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.
Vaux, Aileen Keown. "It'll Take Time before We Understand the True Cost of Losing Librarians." Inlander, 6 June 2019.
Critical Thinking Skills
Barbour, Benjamin. "Teaching Students How to Use Wikipedia Wisely." Media Literacy, Edutopia, 5 July 2019.
Eveleth, Rose. "Can Sci-Fi Writers Prepare Us for an Uncertain Future?" Wired, 12 July 2019.
Heick, Terry. "How Google Impacts The Way Students Think." TeachThought, 2017.
Diverse Reading Choices
Equity of Access to all Resources
Farkas, Meredith. "Unintentional Inequity: Examining Equity Gaps in Our Libraries." American Libraries, 1 Mar. 2019.
English posting: https://twitter.com/cubeforteachers/status/916270829230542848/photo/1 Kossowska, Agnieszka. "Trzy rozporzu0105dzenia podpisane [Polish]" ["Three regulations signed"]. Dzielny Franek [Brave Franek], 13 Aug. 2017. This citation really gets us to the original Polish INFOGRAPHIC at the very bottom of the article: https://dzielnyfranek.blogspot.com/2017/08/trzy-rozporzadzenia-podpisane.html.
A Safe, Nurturing Environment
Minkel, Justin. "How to Teach Boys to Be Better Men." Education Week, 1 Oct. 2018.