My principal asked me this week to supply her with current research demonstrating the positive impact that flexible library schedules can have on student performance. Some of our parents and teachers are asking why we have adopted an open library policy this year, so we are putting some information together to show that this is a data-driven decision. Here are the resources I’ve shared with her:
School Libraries Work! (2008)
AASL Advocacy Brochures (for administrators, teachers, parents, and policymakers)
If you know of any other studies that make the case for flexible library schedules, please share them in the comments!