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:

  1. to provide comprehensive and detailed empirical evidence of how school libraries help students learn, and
  2. 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:

Project Director: Ann E. Tepe