As school districts across the United States increasingly question the need for trained librarians, this collection of research-based evidence helps make the case for a state-licensed librarian in every school.
• Utilizes evidence-based findings to explain why school libraries―and trained librarians―matter
• Illustrates the progression of ideas around current education debates
• Shares numerous examples of quantitative and qualitative research design and application
• Summarizes the importance of each study and its practical application for working school librarians