By Dr. Ross J. Todd, Dr. Carol A. Gordon & Dr. Ya-Ling Lu
One Common Goal: Student Learning: Report on Findings and Recommendations of the New Jersey School Library Survey Phase 2
This extensive report documents the process, findings and recommendations of a research study responding to and supporting then Commissioner Lucille Davy’s question: “Show me what good school libraries in New Jersey look like.” Phase 2, conducted from September 2010 to August 2011, examined 12 schools whose librarians reported high levels of collaboration with teachers in the survey administered in Phase 1 of the study. Focus groups in the schools were comprised of the school principal, school librarian, and classroom teachers, including specialists such as special needs and literacy teachers.
Dr. Ross Todd is Associate Professor, Director of Research for the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States.
Dr. Carol Gordon is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Information and Co-Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States.
Dr. Ya-Ling Lu is a faculty researcher at Rutgers University.