S.L.I.D.E. by Deb Kachel and Keith Curry Lance
Allen, Mair. “The SLIDE Project: School Librarian Investigation – Decline or Evolution.” Common Thread (Antioch Univ. News), 29 Sept 2021. Antioch Seattle [Deb Kachel] Faculty Member Illuminates Disparities in Access to School Librarians.
Ingram, Noble. “Where Are the School Librarians? New Study Shows 20 Percent Decline In Past Decade.” EdSurge, 19, July 2021. “A report published today from the School Librarian Investigation: Decline or Evolution? (SLIDE), a research project through Antioch University Seattle and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, highlights an ongoing decline in the number of districts nationwide with school librarians.”
Kachel, Debra and Keith Curry Lance. “What’s Behind the SLIDE? Findings from a Study of School Librarian Employment.” KQ, 2 Aug 2021. “Most of us know there have been large losses of school librarians over the past two decades. What is less well known—and begs for attention—is that these losses pose a major educational equity issue. …”
Moreillon, Judi. “SLIDE Research Study: Initial Findings and Perspectives Report.” School Librarian Leadership, 19 July 2021. “The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution? (SLIDE) Research Project is an exploratory project conducted under the auspices of Antioch University Seattle and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The project began its work in September, 2020, and will conclude the investigation in August, 2023. This study will determine patterns in the continuing national decline in school librarian positions and how school districts decide to staff libraries for K-12 students in the U.S.”
Valenza, Joyce. “SLIDE: Data, Interactive Tools, and an Equity Wake-up Call (Part 1).” SLJ, 19 July 2021. “The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution?, or SLIDE research project emphasizes a critical equity issue: our most vulnerable students–those living in poverty, minority populations and English language learners–are those most impacted by declining numbers of school librarians.”
Valenza, Joyce. “The SLIDE Study: A Chat with Deb Kachel (Part 2) And Exploring the Interactive Data Tools.” SLJ, 21 July 2021. “We now have the data. Important new research documents concerns relating to the future of our profession and implications for those we serve. The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution?, or SLIDE research project emphasizes a critical equity issue: our most vulnerable students–those living in poverty, minority populations and English language learners …”