School Library Research (SLR)

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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.

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New Research Papers Published
March & April 2018

Two new research papers for Volume 21 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view the paper in the Volume 21 Archive.

Johnston, Melissa P., and Lucy Santos Green. 2018. “Still Polishing the Diamond: School Library Research over the Last Decade.”  pdf icon

Frye, Julie Marie. 2018. “Assimilation or Humiliation? An Analysis of Professional Identities after Critical Events in the Workplace.” pdf icon

Moeller, Robin A., and Kim Becnel. 2018. “Drawing Diversity: Representations of Race in Graphic Novels for Young Adults.” pdf icon

Previous SLR Volumes

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Volume 20
(2017)
Volume 19
(2016)
Volume 18
(2015)

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