The Latest Statewide Studies
During 1998 and 1999, three statewide studies of the impact of school library media centers on academic achievement have been conducted. The forthcoming reports on these studies are:
- Information Empowered: The School Librarian as an Agent of Academic Achievement in Alaska,
- Measuring Up to Standards: The Role of Library Information Programs & Information Literacy in Pennsylvania Schools, and
- How School Librarians Help Kids Achieve Standards (a.k.a. the second Colorado study or Colorado II).
The Information Power Model & Previous Research Findings
The Information Power model developed by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) focuses on three major themes for library media (LM) programs—collaboration, leadership, and technology—and three major roles for library media specialists (LMSs)—learning and teaching, information access and delivery, and program administration.
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