Some great reading for us today, from the latest edition of Synergy – SLAV’s online journal.
The journal is available in full to members, but one key article is available to everyone. This month it’s by Dr Ross J Todd and recent research on school libraries and the work of school librarians in the educational landscape of New Jersey.
While this is a state-specific study, findings have salience for the broader landscape of education and school librarianship. The research sought to provide a comprehensive picture of the status of public school libraries in New Jersey: their infrastructure, personnel, resource and information technology provision, and the instructional and administrative work of the school librarians. Its results hold lessons for us all.
A key finding, highlighted by Dr Todd, centres around the role of school librarians in the development of the intellectual capacity of students.
You can access the article through the latest Synergy edition’s contents page.