The SLIDE study is a neutral investigation of the changing status of school librarian employment in the U.S. These articles and other publications are listed here because they either cite SLIDE findings or quote SLIDE staff. Some of the publications are from an advocate’s point of view. Their inclusion on this website does not constitute an endorsement of their positions, conclusions, and recommendations by the SLIDE staff or other researchers involved in the study.

NJ Spotlight News article, April 29, 2024

Gross, H. (2024, April 29). School librarians on the literacy front lines. NJ Spotlight News.

Center for American Progress article, April 18, 2024

Otero Martinez, T. (2024, April 18). Investing in School Libraries and Librarians To Improve Literacy Outcomes. Center for American Progress (CAP 20).

Axios article, March 27, 2024

D’Onofrio, M. (2024, March 27). Most Philadelphia district schools lack librarians. Axios Philadelphia.

K12Librarians4AllWA post, 2024

K12Librarians4AllWA (2024). Library inequity in Washington schools.Washington schools need school librarians.

Ellis article, Feb. 2004

Ellis, D. (2024, Feb.) Investigating Principals’ Perceptions of the Role of School Librarians: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Library Administration64(2), 119–147.

UNC Greensboro post, Jan. 9, 2024

UNC Greensboro (2024, January 9). Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools partners with UNCG to train and retain media coordinators, University of North Carolina Greensboro [website].

Political Librarian article, Dec 19, 2023

Institute Staff, E. (2023) “School Library Staffing Ratios and Student Outcomes: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom”, The Political Librarian 6(2), 95-101.

EdWeek article, Nov. 9, 2023

Heubeck, Elizabeth (2023, Nov. 9). Here’s What Students Miss Out on When Their Schools Lack Librarians. Education Week.

MN TV news report, Nov. 6, 2023

WCCO – CBS Minnesota (2023, Nov. 6). School librarians on the decline nationwide as position evolves.

WCCO – CBS Minnesota video, Nov. 6, 2023

Henry , S. (2023, Nov. 6). School librarians on the decline nationwide as position evolves. WCCO – CBS Minnesota.