Worth reading – research into school libraries
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.