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.