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IASL Research Abstracts: 132

Findings: Self-evaluation models were proposed which allow school librarians to demonstrate to teachers, governors, inspectors and others the contribution that their services can make to teaching, learning and attainment levels.

Abstract: The ability to demonstrate the impact which school libraries have on learning is becoming increasingly important. This article reports on a recent project undertaken in England by the Centre for Information Research (CIRT) on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). The project involved a survey of school library staff, teachers and headteachers and resulted in the production of draft self-evaluation models for English school libraries which will allow school librarians to demonstrate to teachers, governors, inspectors and others the contribution that their services can make to teaching, learning and attainment levels. The research team also investigated current evaluation practices and identified a number of issues which need to be addressed to ensure the successful adoption of the models in schools. See:

McNicol, Sarah. (2003) Developing a self-evaluation model for English school libraries. School Libraries Worldwide, 9(1).

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