School Librarian Effect

Seeking Stronger Evidence of School Library Effects on Student Outcomes Research Project

June 1, 2018 – July 1, 2021

This 2018-2021 study will continue to examine the effect of school librarians on student academic achievement in schools throughout New York State.

Building on prior IMLS-funded research, the team will analyze eight years of data, making this the first longitudinal study using empirical analyses and replication on the effects of school libraries. Analysis will include the influence of experience, scheduling, curriculum, pedagogy, instruction, and support, not just on academic outcomes, but also on behavior-related outcomes, such as attendance and discipline. Findings will be shared with school library stakeholders, including practitioners and researchers, via webinars and publications.



This project RE-96-18-0032, has been made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

The School Librarian Effect on Student Academic Achievement in New York State Research Project

June 1, 2015 – June 1, 2018

This 2015-2018 study will be examining the effect of school librarians on student academic achievement in schools throughout New York State.



This project RE-04-15-0081-15, has been made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.