A school library program that is adequately staffed, resourced, and funded can lead to higher student achievement regardless of the socioeconomic or educational levels of the community.
Librarians and library programs appear to positively influence the development of students reading interests. Library media specialists play an essential role in the learning community by ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of ideas and information.
Effective school libraries are much more than books. They are learning hubs, each with a full range of print and electronic resources that support student achievement.