Below are links to research carried out in the UK, published in 2010, concerning school libraries and their roles in education today. Linking school libraries and literacy discusses a clear link between student attainment and school library use. These can be useful documents to reference when advocating the importance of school libraries and teacher librarians:
- Clark, C (2010) Linking school libraries and literacy: Young people’s reading habits and attitudes to their school library, and and exploration of the relationship between school library use and school attainment. National Literacy Trust, UK.
- The National Survey of School Libraries, 2010, report: School libraries in the UK: a worthwhile past, a difficult present – and a transformed future?.
- The report by the School Library Commission of National Literacy Trust research report into young people’s attitudes to school libraries.