Library Advocacy Presentation – MASL/MLA Joint Conference


“Research shows the highest achieving students attend schools with well-staffed and well-funded library media centers.” – Facts at a Glance: Keith Curry Lance Studies 2006

NCLE report reveals school librarians as highly involved leaders inside and outside of their schools. ALA News. April, 2013

NCLE Survey 2012 – AASL Executive Summary
Working Together is Working Smarter (AASL Infographic)

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. School Library Journal. 2013.

Full-Time School Librarians Linked to Higher Student Reading Scores. School Library Journal. 2012.

School Library Impact Studies Summarized. Mansfield University. School Library & Informational Technologies. 2011.

School Library Impact Studies: The Major Findings. Mansfield University. School Library & Informational Technologies. 2011.

School Libraries Work! Scholastic Library Publishing. 2008.

See Sally Research. (video) TEDxPhiladelphiaED – Joyce Valenza. 2011.

“ . . . we know that access to effective school library programs, staffed by trained school librarians, has a positive impact on student achievement, and offers students a way to develop and hone skills, including how to find and use information, that are critical for meeting college and career-ready standards.”
Senators Jack Reed, Chuck Grassley, Debbie Stabenow, Roger Wicker and Olympia Snowe. 11/10/11