School Library Research (SLR)

School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians. It is the successor to School Library Media Research (ISSN: 1523-4320) and School Library Media Quarterly Online.

The purpose of School Library Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians.

SLR seeks to distribute major research findings worldwide through both electronic publication and linkages to substantive documents on the Internet. The primary audience for SLR includes academic scholars, school librarians, instructional specialists and other educators who strive to provide a constructive learning environment for all students and teachers.

SLR is indexed by The Education Full Text Database by EBSCO/Wilson and by the The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).

All material in SLR is subject to copyright by ALA and may be reproduced only for the noncommercial purpose of educational or scientific advancement.

News and Highlights

New Research Paper Published
May/June 2019

A new research paper for Volume 22 is now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view the paper in the Volume 22 Archive.

Phillips, Abigail L., and Victor R. Lee. 2019. “Whose Responsibility Is It? A Statewide Survey of School Librarians on Responsibilities and Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship.”
Dawkins, April M., and Karen W. Gavigan. 2019. "E-Book Collections in High School Libraries: Factors Influencing Circulation and Usage."
Boulden, Danielle Cadieux, Lauren Pellegrino, and Joanna Gerakios. 2019. "Career Growth through Action Research: Outcomes from a Structured Professional Development Approach for In-Service School Librarians."


Previous SLR Volumes

Volume 21 (2018) Volume 20 (2017) Volume 19 (2016) All volumes