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School Library Research from around the World: Where It's Been and Where It's Headed

Knowledge Quest Volume 46, Number 5, ISSN 1094-9046


Although their research agendas may vary widely, school library researchers from around the world share the common goal of conducting studies designed to advance the field of school librarianship. International school library scholars are united in their efforts to prove that quality school library programs can have a significant impact on student achievement in their countries and around the world. This article provides a selective overview of global studies related to school librarianship. These studies are of interest to researchers as well as practicing school librarians who want to incorporate the results from these studies into their library programs. The studies selected here are from issues of the journal School Libraries Worldwide from 2010 to 2016 and from papers presented at international school library conferences during those years. After analyzing the articles and papers to determine recurring topics, the following five themes emerged from the study: advocacy, collaboration, impact studies, reading and reading program, and technology.


Gavigan, K. (2018). School Library Research from around the World: Where It's Been and Where It's Headed. Knowledge Quest, 46(5), 32-39. Retrieved October 1, 2020 from .

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