New School Library Research article examines the development of reading lists

CHICAGO – A new article detailing the results of a small-scale study exploring the design and use of reading lists by UK school librarians and teachers is now available in volume 20 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR).

In their article, “UK Preparatory School Librarians’ and Teachers’ Design and Use of Reading Lists: A Qualitative Study of Approaches, Perceptions, and Content,” Rebecca Scott and Charles Inskip report the findings of their qualitative study that explored the perceptions and approaches used by UK school librarians and teachers in the design and use of reading lists. In their study, Scott, clinical librarian for the Hertfordshire Partnership University National Health Service Foundation Trust and former school librarian, and Inskip, lecturer for the department of information studies at University College London, sought to answer, “What is the best way to construct reading lists to maximize their benefit in the school library or classroom?”

SLR promotes and publishes high-quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs. Articles can be accessed at www.ala.org/aasl/slr.

School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the successor to School Library Media Research (ISSN: 1523-4320) and School Library Media Quarterly Online. The journal is peer-reviewed, indexed by H. W. Wilson's Library Literature and by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology and continues to welcome manuscripts that focus on high-quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning. 

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