Research & Statistics Committee
Chair: Sue Kimmel
Staff liaison: Allison Cline
Board liaison: Jody Howard
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.
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.