Research Confirms Value of School Librarians

The New York State Library released an informational brief that is a compilation of research, which shows the positive impact of school librarians.

The New York State Library has released Roles of the School Librarian: Empowering Student Learning and Success (2019), an informational brief that is a compilation of research studies on the roles and value of school librarians. An executive summary of the document is also available.

“The school librarians’ contributions, whether direct or indirect, are consistently shown to be of positive value to not only students and teachers, but the wider school community,” the summary said. “It is important to consider the sustainability of school libraries for the success of all students in New York as well as across the country for generations to come, because school libraries and the role of school librarians have and will continue to evolve to meet the conditions of the world and time in which they exist.”

The Northeast Comprehensive Center/RMC Research Corporation,  New York State Education Department, and New York State Library produced this brief as an update to the 2011's Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement.

Read the full press release below.


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