School Libraries Achieving Results

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Collect data on Library Initiatives

You can look at stats comparing borrowing between years
Look at bookings classes
Door counter
Surveies with students (evaluate the program)
Informal feedback
Recommendations to other staff
Keep statistics and use these statistics to plan for the future
For example
Number of student visits
Number of classes booked in to the library
Number of collaborative conversations with colleagues and students
Number of loans
Usage statistics of online resources
Number of research guides written for students
Number of online queries

Establish what success looks like for a school library and then develop assessment measures which will highlight successes. This could look like surveys, polls, forums, pre and post testing and conversations with staff and students.

Collect data on the range of learning interventions implemented by the teacher-librarian and how student learning has improved , no. of students who visit per day, library activities and no. who attend, borrowing statistics, analytics on databases, library reading programs and linking these to gains in literacy.


  • Set short, medium and long term goals.
  • Anecdotal data / database states - data becomes more powerful when it can be connected with a conversation/journal article/photo.
  • Vision and Mission statements.
  • How much are we getting used?  How messy/empty are our shelves?  Photographic evidence of borrowing.
  • Recent returns section.


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