Research

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.

Evidence Base

heartoftheschool.edublogs.org/evidence-base

 

Useful Quotes

heartoftheschool.edublogs.org/useful-quotes

 

School Libraries Matter: A year of research

kappanonline.org/lance-kachel-school-librarians-matter-years-research

 

School Library Impact Studies

keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies

School libraries Literature review: Current provision and evidence impact 2017

literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/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

literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/school-libraries-why-children-and-young-people-use-them-or-not-their-literacy-engagement-and-mental-wellbeing

Research on Impact of School Libraries 

psla.org/research-on-impact-of-school-libraries

How do librarians in schools support struggling readers - PDF

Impact of School Libraries 

https://www.sla.org.uk/impact

School Libraries are essential

https://www.cilips.org.uk/advocacy-campaigns/guide-to-lobbying/evidence/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. 

https://studentsneedschoollibraries.org.au/research/ 

School Librarians as Literacy Educators in a Complex Role

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01930826.2020.1820278?needAccess=true&

What is the literacy supportive role of the school librarian in the United Kingdom?

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0961000620964569 

How can school libraries support student wellbeing? Evidence and implications for further research. 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01930826.2020.1773718#.Xvx2zFB115U.twitter