Shameless Self Promotion

Value of School Librarians

Nonnegotiable Role of School Librarians

PA School Library Project

Roles of the School Librarian: Empowering Student Learning and Success – New York State Department of Education

Executive Summary

Students Need School Librarians (Australia)

Understanding School Libraries (New Zealand)

School Library research studies


The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution? is an exploratory project submitted by Antioch University Seattle and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for $348,905, to be conducted from September 2020 through August 2023. The research will determine patterns in the continuing, national decline in school librarian positions and how school districts decide to staff library, learning resources, and instructional technology programs for K-12 students.

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us

Keith Curry Lance and Debra E. Kachel

“Students in Framingham are checking out more books from the school library. Here's why” (newspaper article)

AASL Take a look at the Toolkits while you are at it.

Advocating for Collaboration.

Academic Journal -full text available through State Library/Ebscohost

By: Kachel, Debra E.. Teacher Librarian , Apr2019, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p48-50, 3p, Database: Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson)

Subjects: Library media specialists; School libraries; American Association of School Librarians; SWOT analysis; Academic achievement

School Librarian Staffing Levels and Student Achievement as Represented in 2006–2009 Kansas Annual Yearly Progress Data.

Mirah J. Dow and Jacqueline McMahon-Lakin. School Library Research Vol. 15 (2012).