Including a Crisis Toolkit, Parent Advocate Toolkit, and @your library Toolkit for School Librarians.
Rutgers School of Communication and Information, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL): Provides access to several published reports and position papers.
Library Research Service: School Library Impact studies, including infographics and videos.
Maine State Library: Advocacy and Community Relations: MSL's Library Advocacy Resources collection
What are the Savings that School Libraries Bring to their Schools?: School Library Value Calculator
California Campaign for Strong School Libraries: Infographics, research results, and resources for librarians, parents and community members.
A national study commissioned by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, found that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave without a diploma than proficient readers. The report, "Double Jeopardy: How Poverty & Third-Grade Reading Skills Influence High School Graduation," breaks down for the first time the likelihood of graduation by different reading skill levels and poverty experiences.
Lance, K. C. Rodney, M. J., & Hamilton-Pennell, C. (2005). Powerful libraries make powerful learners: The Illinois study.
State Library released an infographic snapshot of Colorado/national
studies done over the last 2 decades that show how teacher-librarians
(school library media specialists here in Maine) have a positive impact
on student test scores. Visit the link below to access both online and
scroll down to see the ‘printing’ link
article provides a good summary of the findings of a Pennsylvania
survey on the importance of school libraries in relation to students’
test scores. It also gives some very good advice about how to advocate
for your school library.
Anderson, M. A. (2011). What happens when media positions are cut? Library Media Connection, 29(6), 16-18.
media specialists are cut, information literacy instruction and
research instruction are also cut because there is no one to provide
direct instruction or to collaborate with teachers to integrate those
aspects of learning into the curriculum.
Baumbach, D. J. (2003). Making the Grade: The Status of School Library Media Centers in the Sunshine State and How They Contribute to Student Achievement. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida.
study of high schools concluded students at schools with well-staffed
libraries and high circulations performed better on Florida’s
required standardized tests.
Francis, B. F., Lance, K. C., & Lietzau, Z. (2010). School librarians continue to help students achieve standards: The third Colorado study. Denver,
Jaeger, P. (2011). Transliteracy Undefined: New library lingo and what it means for instruction. Library Media Connection, 30(2), 44-47.Technological literacy and reading literacy are tied to one another and span the curriculum, involving every subject area.
Todd, R. J., & Kuhlthau, C. (December, 2003). Student learning through school libraries: A summary of the Ohio research study. Presented at the Ohio Educational Media Association.
Last updated January, 2015