The latest Pennsylvania school library impact study has been completed, and its report has been released online. The PA School Library Project–a joint effort of the PA School Librarians Association, the Education Law Center of PA, and HSLC–has posted the full report on their website. This study was funded by a 2011-12 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). A variety of derivative reports as well as information about “roll out” and other follow-up events can also be found on the Project’s website.
I recently attended a joint School Leadership conference of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and the Pennsylvania School Board Association in Hershey to help staff the PSLA booth at that event. During the two days the exhibit hall was open, we talked one-to-one with several dozen conference attendees, and sent them home with a summary version of the report. (That version has not been posted yet.)