Research on the Impact of School Libraries

"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): (Print copies available from

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

Latest Study: A Full-time School Librarian makes a Critical Difference in Boosting Student Achievement

An article by Debra E Kachel and Keith Curry Lance appearing in School Library Journal 3/3/13.

School Library Advocacy LibGuide – Research page

"School Library Impact Studies." Library Research Service.