Michigan High School Libraries Affect Reading Scores

Increases in eleventh grade reading scores are usually reported by Michigan high school libraries that have:
  • higher numbers and weekly hours of librarian and total library staff;
  • more total weekly hours of operation, and more weekly hours for flexible access/scheduling;
  • librarian spending more time supporting school computer networks;
  • larger collections of print volumes and video materials; and
  • access to more computers—both in the library and throughout the school—that provide links to Access Michigan, library catalogs and licensed databases, and the Internet and the World Wide Web; and
  • more frequent individual visits to the library [#9, #10]; and
  • more money for library operations [#13].