Research on the Impact of School Libraries

Why School Librarians Matter: What Years of Research Tell Us
An article by Keith Curry Lance and Debra E Kachel appearing in Phi Delta Kappan (April 2018).

"Leading In and Beyond the Library" by Mary Ann Wolf, Rachel Jones, and Daniel Gilbert for the Alliance for Excellent Education, January 2014.

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian Action Brief
A joint action brief by Achieve and AASL published in November, 2013.

How Pennsylvania School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement and Academic Standards
A 2012 research report by Keith Curry Lance and Bill Schwarz.

PA School Library Project
Findings and communication tools from the 2012 PSLA IMLS National Leadership grant
PA School Library Project publications (2012)

How Do School Libraries Help Pennsylvania Students Achieve Academic Success? What School Library Advocates Need to Know by Mary K. Biagini

Creating 21st-Century Learners: A Report on Pennsylvania’s Public School Libraries

"School Library Impact Studies." Library Research Service.