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.

CO State Library video, May 30, 2023

Colorado State Library (2023, May 30). What is a Highly Effective School Librarian? YouTube.

Minneapolis Star Tribune article, May 14, 2023

Klecher, M. (2023, May 14). Bringing librarians back: Minneapolis district aims to reinstall licensed librarian at each school. Minneapolis Star Tribune.

AZ Daily Star guest editorial, May 2, 2023

Moreillon, J. (2023, May 2). Local opinion: ignorance is not bliss. Arizona Daily Star.

EdWeek article, April 27, 2023

Tomko, G., and Pendharkar, E. (2023, April 27). What the numbers say about the drop in school librarians. Education Week.

Common Thread article, April 10, 2023

Allen, M. (2023, April 10). Antioch’s SLIDE Team Researching School Libraries Publishes Findings. Common Thread: Antioch University News.

Knowledge Quest article, April 4, 2023

Lester, K., AASL President 2022-23 (2023, April 4). Equity of Access to Certified School Librarians. Knowledge Quest.

EdWeek article, Feb. 27, 2023

Lieberman, M. (2023, Feb. 27). How School Libraries Buy Books, Struggle for Funds, and Confront Book Bans: An Explainer. Education Week.

Rutgers Podcast, Feb. 22, 2023

Valenza, J. (2023, Feb. 23). Episode 1: SLIDE: Keith Curry Lance & Deb Kachel, School Library Research Chats: Sharing & Promoting Research to Enhance Practice (honoring the work and memory of Dr. Ross J. Todd), Rutgers University SC&I.

YouTube Video

Spotify Audio

Forum Newsletter (MA) article, Feb. 14, 2023

Ellis, D. (2023, Feb. 14). Project S.L.I.D.E.: The School Librarian Investigation – Decline or Evolution? Forum Newsletter. Massachusetts School Library Association.

EveryLibrary Institute Interactive Map

EveryLibrary Institute (2023). Interactive Map of School Librarian Requirements Across the United States. (This data tool incorporates data about school librarian requirements from state to state reported in early 2021 by the SLIDE project.)