Ohio Research Study
Student Learning through Ohio School Libraries: The Ohio Research Study
In 2002, the Ohio Educational Library Media Association, in collaboration with Leadership 4 School Libraries, received a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the State Library of Ohio to undertake a new research project on how school libraries help students learn.
Dr. Ross Todd and Dr. Carol Kuhlthau, noted international researchers on school libraries and student learning, conducted the research for this study. The goals for the study were:
- to provide comprehensive and detailed empirical evidence of how school libraries help students learn, and
- to provide recommendations for further research, educational policy development and tools for the school librarian to chart how their school library impacts learning.
Thanks and Gratitude
OELMA wishes to thank the following institutions for their support of Student Learning through Ohio School Libraries:
- Coordination of the research by Leadership for School Libraries – OELMA, INFOhio (the state K-12 information network), Ohio Department of Education, and The State Library of Ohio
- Research funded through the State Library of Ohio through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
- Dissemination is supported by the Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (www.ilile.org) through the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Project Director: Ann E. Tepe