RESEARCH (2012) CONCLUSIONThis study adds to the evidence that all K–12 students need and deserve quality school library programs with full-time certified staff. Students are more likely to succeed when they have library programs that are well staffed, well funded, technologically well equipped, well stocked, and more accessible. And, the neediest learners may benefit the most from trained librarians and quality library programs.However, much work still needs to be done to use this research to reach influential stakeholders who control the future of school library programs and their staffing. While many states are pursuing state reforms and regulations, this doesn’t negate the role of the individual school librarian to learn and share these findings locally. Everyone needs to nurture library champions who will defend the position that all K–12 school students need and deserve full-time school librarians and well-resourced school libraries in order to develop the skills needed to be productive in the 21st century.
Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal (Março 2013)
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Actually, there are two points that I saw in the article which highlight ‘some of the activities of librarians do within their schools to make these students perform so much better in school’ as you requested.- teaching the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, and- teaching inquiry-based learning.You can see the information in the section titled “The role of the school library program and academic standards”. The information mentions “dramatically higher scores” and students being less likely to score below basic.Also, I think you are correct that the “cataloging and shelving” activities you mention do not make the difference in student achievement. That is probably why schools where the full-time librarians have support staff do better than where there is no support staff (because the support staff would be doing the cataloging and shelving type activities and the librarian would be spending more of his/her time teaching the 21st century skills and inquiry-based learning activities that make the difference).