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ERIC Number: EJ877493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 48
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-4320
The Impact of New York's School Libraries on Student Achievement and Motivation: Phase II--In-Depth Study
Small, Ruth V.; Snyder, Jaime
School Library Media Research, v12 2009
This article reports the results of the second phase of a three-phase study on the impact of the New York State's school libraries' services and resources on student achievement and motivation. A representative sample of more than 1,600 classroom teachers, students, and school library media specialists (SMLSs) from 47 schools throughout New York State participated in the second phase, the in-depth survey. The survey was divided into three sections: Likert-type multiple-choice item, Likert-type rating item, and critical incident item. Results reveal that (1) all groups perceive greater emphasis on skills for finding information than on skills for using or evaluating information; (2) elementary students perceive the SLMS as more autonomy supportive than middle or high school students; (3) students are largely unaware of librarian-teacher collaboration; (4) 69 percent of students visit their school library at least once a week, and most to do research; (5) students perceive "maintaining a neat and orderly collection" and "maintaining a quiet study environment" as the two most important services provided by the LMS; and (6) there is a lack of library services to students with disabilities. Additional findings are reported. (Contains 17 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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