• More than 60 research studies show that
students in schools with well-equipped school
libraries and qualified school librarians:
– Learn more
– Receive better grades
– Score higher on standardized achievement tests than
their peers in schools without libraries
Source: School Libraries Work! NY: Scholastic Library
College library-related research studies show that students:
• Are unable to match broad subject information needs with the
appropriate information database
• Cannot comprehend the large array of available search options
(online catalog, databases, Web sites, etc.)
• Who do not use the library drop out at a significantly higher rate
than do their library user counterparts
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