Research & Statistics Committee

Chair: Sue Kimmel email icon

Staff liaison: Allison Cline email icon

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Charge

To foster within the school library field the identification of research needs, the encouragement for quality research studies, and the dissemination of research results; and to make available summaries of research on the worth of school librarians and school library programs for a variety of audiences.

Function

  • Develop summaries of research on the worth of school librarians and school library programs, in a variety of forms and products, and designed for use by AASL members with difference audiences of decision-makers.

  • Identify research needs to coordinate research activities of AASL.

  • Establish a liaison relationship with the ALA Research office.

  • Inform school library professionals concerning the value and application of research techniques applicable in their situations through articles in AASL publications and conference presentations.

  • Provide advisory services concerning the collection, analysis, and dissemination of school library statistics.

For more information on the Minimum Intended Outcomes for this committee, consult the Committee Chair Handbook pdf icon