Roles of the School Librarian: Empowering Student Learning and Success

The New York State Department of Education’s Northeast Comprehensive Center has updated its summary of school library research. Three publications in which I’ve been involved in the 2010s are cited specifically.

On page 2:

How Pennsylvania School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement and Academic Standards (co-authored with Bill Schwarz in October 2012)


Change in school librarian staffing linked with change in CSAP reading performance, 2005 to 2011 (co-authored with Linda Hofschire in January 2012)

On page 3:

How libraries transform schools by contributing to student success: Evidence linking South Carolina school libraries and PASS & HSAP results (co-authored with Bill Schwarz and Marcia J. Rodney in June 2014)

On page 9, there is another citation of the 2012 Pennsylvania study.

In addition, the references for the document (page 18) include Debra E. Kachel’s and my March 2018 Phi Delta Kappan article, Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us; although the article is not cited specifically elsewhere in the document. We can only assume it is included as one of the most recent published summaries of school library impact study findings in the education press.

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