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A school library research project funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study the impact of school library programs and librarians on student achievement in Pennsylvania; edited by Debra E. Kachel
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Relevant Articles

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Kachel, Debra E. “Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders.” School Library Monthly 29.8 (May/June 2013): 2, 5-7.

Kachel, Debra E. “Using Research in Talking Points and Elevator Speeches.” Teacher Librarian 43.1 (Oct. 2015):36-40.

Kachel, Debra E. “Growing Your Roots of Influence.” Teacher Librarian 43.3 (Feb. 2016): 53-55.

Kachel, Debra E. “School Library Champions.” Teacher Librarian 43.4 (Apr. 2016): 55-57.

Kachel, Debra E. “Marketing and Messaging.” Teacher Librarian 43.5 (June 2016): 50-52.

Kachel, Debra E. “Advocacy is not a Solo Sport!Teacher Librarian 43.6 (October 2016): 46-48.

Kachel, Debra E. “Get to Know Your Legislators: Organizing a Legislator Visit.” Teacher Librarian 43.7 (December 2016): 50-52.

Kachel, Debra E. “The Advocacy Continuum.” Teacher Librarian 44.3 (Feb. 2017): 50-52 and 32-33 [graphic].

Kachel, Debra E. “Communicate Your Unique Contribution.” Teacher Librarian 44.4 (April 2017): 46-48.

Additional Advocacy Resources


AASL Advocacy Brochures

Advocacy Brochures

Advocacy Brochure Series Helps School Librarians Speak to Stakeholders

To download copies go to 



Sources and Examples of Talking Points

"Talking Points for Promoting School Library Programs" From AASL's Toolkit for Promoting School Library Programs

"Advocacy Talking Points" from the California School Library Assn.

"Essential Component of Educational System" From ALA's website under Research-Libraries Matter

"Add It Up" From ALA's website under Research-Libraries Matter; includes talking points for both school and public libraries by age groups

Talking Points: Young Learners in the Library Developed by IMLS

Am. Assn. of School Librarians. Positions Statements American Association of School Librarians. Positions Statements

ALA's Talking Points

I Love Libraries FAQs And Definitions about School Libraries


School Library Research Summarized

This booklet is the result of a project of the graduate students in LSC 5530 School Library Advocacy, Mansfield University School Library & Info Technology program produced in June 2013. The booklet summarizes research studies from over 30 states  that correlate student achievement with qualities of school library programs. Click here for the pdf version.

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