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.

New Research Papers Published
February 2015

Three all-new research papers for Volume 18 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 18 Archive.

Crow, Sherry. “The Information-Seeking Behavior of Intrinsically Motivated Elementary School Children of a Collectivist Culture.” 

Rawson, Casey, Janice Anderson, and Sandra Hughes-Hassell. “Preparing Pre-Service School Librarians for Science-Focused Collaboration with Pre-Service Elementary Teachers: The Design and Impact of a Cross-Class Assignment.” 

Ewbank, Ann Dutton. “Union-Active School Librarians and School Library Advocacy: A Modified Case Study of the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation.” 

Previous SLR Volumes

Volume 17
(2014)
Volume 16
(2013)
Volume 15
(2012)