Deb Kachel, a long-time instructor in the School of Education who was recently hired as an Affiliate Faculty Member in the K-12 School Library Endorsement program, has been working with Keith Curry Lance, principal researcher at Library Research Service, Colorado, tracking school librarian positions since 2000. Their research reports on the overall decline in nationally reported school librarian positions and studies the changing roles and job titles associated with the evolving position of a school librarian.
The March issue of School Library Journal prominently features their research (https://www.slj.com/school-librarian-state-union/#_). A companion piece featured in the April issue of Phi Delta Kappan (http://www.kappanonline.org/lance-kachel-school-librarians-matter-years-research/) reviews school library impact research and presents how school administrators can…
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