In August 2016, the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Administration–working with Bill Wilson of Himmel and Wilson Consulting–published the Delaware School Libraries Master Plan.
Early in this document (pages 6-9), they refer frequently to three of our most recent studies:
- from January 2012: Change in School Librarian Staffing Linked with Change in CSAP Reading Performance, 2005-2011, by Keith Curry Lance and Linda Hofschire (a Library Research Service Closer Look report)
- from October 2012: How Pennsylvania School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement and Academic Standards, by Keith Curry Lance and Bill Schwarz (a report of the PA School Library Project)
- from June and October 2014: How Libraries Transform Schools by Contributing to Student Success: Evidence Linking South Carolina School Libraries and PASS & HSAP Results, by Keith Curry Lance, Bill Schwarz, and Marcia J. Rodney (a report of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians)