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NJASL and CISSL’s study on benefits of school libraries

I’ve been waiting for information on this study so appreciate Patricia Sarles sharing notice of publication on the AASL forum: Three-year study asserts benefits of school libraries on student learning.

An executive summary and the full report, “The New Jersey Study of School Libraries: One Common Goal — Student Learning,” are available online at www.njasl.org.

Take a look at the report and tell me if there is anything there that actually surprises you. Some of those conclusions seem like “no-brainers” for those of us working with school libraries. Now how will we use this information.