2013．第28卷第1及2期（Vol. 28 Nos. 1 & 2）．pp. 85–102
The Importance of School Library Programs for Increased Academic Achievement and Sustainable Education in the United States
Within the discipline of library science, over 20 research studies have been done in the United States attesting to how high-quality school library programs contribute to improved academic achievement. On the other hand, in the fields of education, school counseling, administration, school leadership and so on, there is a dearth of scholarship and recognition of the positive impact librarians and library media programs have on student success. This conceptual article first presents an overview of the empirical research on school library programs and the positive impact they have on the academic achievement of students in the United States. Second, the argument is made that if education is to remain sustainable, it is essential that collaborative relationships are developed between school librarians and other personnel within school buildings.
Keywords: school library programs; academic achievement; sustainable education; collaboration