Document Type


Article Version

Publisher's PDF

Publication Date



This is an evidence summary article. Objective – This study explored links between school libraries and student learning outcomes that were defined in a multidimensional context, using data provided by the students themselves. The researchers examined learning outcomes that reached beyond the existing correlations of school library services and standardized test scores. Insight was provided into the interactions between students and school libraries that affect student learning. An overarching goal of the study was to establish ongoing dialogue to focus on evidence based practices that may lead to continuous improvement in school library services and to provide the basis for further research.


© 2006 Bogel. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Publication Title

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Published Citation

Bogel, G. (2006). School libraries play an active, transformational role in student learning and achievement. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 1(4), 49-53.

Peer Reviewed