Many school librarians find their role under threat or need to find a way to ask for more budget. In order to help build a case we have put together a small list of research reports and articles that show the value of school libraries. So, whether your library is under threat or you want to put a case forward for a new initiative we hope that you will find a starting point here.
School Libraries Matter: A year of research
School Library Impact Studies
School libraries Literature review: Current provision and evidence impact 2017
School Libraries: Why children and young people use them or not, their literacy engagement and mental wellbeing
Research on Impact of School Libraries
Impact of School Libraries
School Libraries are essential
Exploring the Literacy-Related Behaviors and Feelings of Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals in Relation to Their Use of and Access to School Libraries http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/pubs/slr/vol23/SLR_ExploringLiteracyRelatedBehaviors_V23.pdf
Students need school libraries research page.
School Librarians as Literacy Educators in a Complex Role
What is the literacy supportive role of the school librarian in the United Kingdom?
How can school libraries support student wellbeing? Evidence and implications for further research.
National Strategy for School Libraries in Scotland, Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools
Revisiting Collaboration Within and Beyond the School Library: New Ways of Measuring Effectiveness
Lizard People in the Library
Advocacy - Proving your worth