School Library Research (SLR) News

New Research Papers Published
October 2014

Two all-new research papers for Volume 17 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 17 Archive.

Moreillon, Judi, Sue Kimmel, and Karen Gavigan. Educating Pre-Service School Librarians for the Instructional Partner Role: An Exploration into University Curricula

Adkins, Denice. U.S. Students, Poverty, and School Libraries: What Results of the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment Tell Us


New Research Papers Published
April 2014

Two all-new research papers for Volume 17 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 17 Archive.

Richey, Jennifer, and Maria Cahill. School Librarians’ Experiences with Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice

Small, Ruth V. The Motivational and Information Needs of Young Innovators: Stimulating Student Creativity and Inventive Thinking


New Research Papers Published
February 2014

Three all-new research papers for Volume 17 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 17 Archive.

Donham, Jean. College Ready—What Can We Learn from First-Year College Assignments? An Examination of Assignments in Iowa Colleges and Universities

Varlejs, Jana, Eileen Stec, and Hannah Kwon. Factors Affecting Students’ Information Literacy as They Transition from High School to College

Everhart, Nancy, and Marcia Mardis. What Do Stakeholders Know about School Library Programs? Results of a Focus Group Evaluation

New Research Papers Published
December 2013

Two all-new research papers for Volume 16 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 16 Archive.

DiScala, Jeffrey, and Ann Carlson Weeks.  “Access Denied: School Librarians’ Responses to School District Policies on the Use of Social Media Tools.” 

Krueger, Karla Steege, and Jean Donham. “Professional Staffing Levels and Fourth-Grade Student Research in Rural Schools with High-Poverty Levels.” 


New Research Papers Published
June 2013

Two all-new research papers for Volume 16 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 16 Archive.

Latham, Don; Gross, Melissa; and Witte, Shelbie. 2013. “Preparing Teachers and Librarians to Collaborate to Teach ​21st Century Skills: Views of LIS and Education Faculty.” 

Subramaniam, Mega; Ahn, June; Waugh, Amanda; Greene Taylor, Natalie; Druin, Allison; Fleischmann, Kenneth R.; and Walsh, Greg. 2013. “Crosswalk between the Framework for K–12 Science Education and Standards for the 21st-Century Learner: School Librarians as the Crucial Link.” 


AASL extends application deadline for SLR volunteer editor position
May 2013

AASL has extended the deadline for applications for the position of Editor for its online journal, School Library Research. Applicants with experience in scholarly research and publishing interested in serving as an Editor or Co-editor now have until May 31, 2013, to submit their application.


New Research Papers Published
April 2013

Two all-new research papers for Volume 16 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 16 Archive.

Kovalik, Cindy; Yutzey, Susan; and Piazza, Laura. “Information Literacy and High School Seniors: Perceptions of the Research Process.”

Whittingham, Jeff; Huffman, Stephanie; Christensen, Rob; and McAllister, Tracy. “Use of Audiobooks in a School Library and Positive Effects of Struggling Readers’ Participation in a Library-Sponsored Audiobook Club.”


AASL Seeks Volunteer Editor for SLR
March 2013

AASL is seeking a volunteer editor for its peer-reviewed online research journal, School Library Research (SLR). The responsibilities of the editor include setting the scope and tone of the journal, managing editorial activities and the refereeing process and soliciting high-quality articles. Additional information on responsibilities, qualifications and the application process is available at www.ala.org/aasl/slr/editor.


New Research Papers Published
February 2013

Two all-new research papers for Volume 16 are now available to view. Click on the title below to view the PDF. You can also view these papers in the Volume 16 Archive.

Hughes-Hassell, Sandra; Elizabeth Overberg, and Shannon Harris. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ)-Themed Literature for Teens: Are School Libraries Providing Adequate Collections?

Subramaniam, Mega ; Rebecca Oxley, and Christie Kodama. School Librarians as Ambassadors of Inclusive Information Access for Students with Disabilities.