Disclaimer

The SLIDE study is a neutral investigation of the changing status of school librarian employment in the U.S. Some of the articles and other publications listed on this page 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 Project Director, Principal Investigator, or other researchers involved in the study.

Wong AL Editorial, May 2, 2022

Wong, Patricia “Patty” M. (2022, May 2) School Librarians Are Essential, American Libraries.

SLJ Facebook post, May 4, 2022

On May 4, 2022, School Library Journal’s Facebook page added this post reporting SLIDE data. (Click on the link in the preceding sentence to access the actual post and the link at the end of it.)

Lambert EdSource article, April 2022

Lambert, D. (2022, April 14). Where are all of California’s school librarians? EdSource.

Note: Debra E. Kachel and Keith Curry Lance were interviewed on background for this article, and SLIDE data were used.

ILA Brief 2022

International Literacy Association (2022). Literacy Leadership Brief: The Essential Leadership of School Librarians.

Moreillon (AZ Daily Star op-ed)

Moreillon, J. (2022, Feb. 19). Local Opinion: Banning books doesn’t solve problems. It creates them. Arizona Daily Star.

Boston Globe article

Russell, J. (2022, Feb. 12). Most of Boston’s schools lack fully functioning libraries. The superintendent vowed to change that–but will her successor? Boston Globe.

Maughan (PW) article, Dec. 10, 2021

Maughan, S. (2021, Dec. 10). Where Have All the School Librarians Gone? Publishers Weekly.

Gavigan (The Conversation) article

Gavigan, Karen W. (2021, Nov. 5) Librarians help students navigate an age of misinformation – but schools are cutting their numbers. The Conversation.

Also posted by WHYY PBS, Philadelphia, PA, and the Register Citizen, New Haven, CT.

Hinton (SLJ) article

Hinton, M. (2021, Nov. 1) School Libraries 2021: Advocacy is a Necessary Part of the Job for School Librarians. School Library Journal.