Who DOESN'T Read Books in America - 23% of Americans have not read a book in any form in the past year. Who are they? This is by Risa Gelles-Watnick and Andrew Perrin for the Pew Research Center, September 21, 2021
LARKS - This is short for Librarian and Researcher Knowledge Space. This is information for those who wish to conduct school library research studies from the American Library Association. There is information on conduction the research, grants, and places to publish your findings.
School Library Research - A refereed journal of the AASL presenting articles on research on school libraries in the US.
Students Need Equity in School Library Programs - An article by Debra Kachel telling about the decline of school librarians in Pennsylvania.Philadelphia now has 4 librarians for over 200 schools. Scranton hasn't had a school librarian in any school since 2018. This article is dated May 17, 2021.
"It is Sad to See" - School libraries are increasingly being eliminated. An article by Kyle Morel in the New Jersey Herald, August 11, 2021
School Library Research: Publication Bias and File Drawer Effect - this is an article by Joette Stefl-Mabry, et al in The Journal of Thought, fall/winter, 2019. This article questions research methods and author bias in studies of school libraries. Has evidence been presented to support what the authors want and have negative results been consigned to the file drawer?
Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California - This is a doctoral dissertation by Doug Achterman, 2008. "This descriptive, non-experimental study examines the strength of the relationship between California school library media programs and student achievement, using data from California criterion-referenced state-wide tests, publicly available school and community demographic data, and a state survey of school library programs.".
Distribution of School Librarians in Colorado - The number of school librarians in Colorado has risen, but the increase is greater in metropolitan areas than in non-metropolitan areas. This study was done in 2008. It is in pdf format.
MCAS and School Libraries: Making the Connection - The Simmons study by James C. Baughman and Mary Eldringhoff, 2000, of the impact of school libraries upon student achievement on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment test scores. Available in pdf format.