The value and impact of school libraries and school librarians

Key findings from a selection of national and international studies. 

(October 2011)

A considerable number of research projects and reports have found a positive correlation between an effective school library, managed by appropriately qualified and experienced librarians, and academic achievement. We have put together a selection of studies and summarised their findings.

The briefing includes evidence from:

  • All Party Parliamentary Group for Education.
  • Ofsted.
  • Department for Education and Skills.
  • School Library Commission.

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