The Challenge of Providing School Library Services on a Shrinking Budget
Hand, Renee S.
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Providing quality school library services to students correlates directly with student success (American Association of School Librarians “Learning4Life”). The purpose of this thesis is to discuss how school librarians can continue to maintain a quality library collection even with cuts to the library budget. This study focuses on the ways school librarians continue to add resources to the library collection as well as advocate for the school library program. The study also focuses on how the school librarian keeps up with increasing responsibilities in times of budget cuts. The researcher surveyed school librarians in Missouri schools in 2015. Findings suggest that school librarians continue to add resources that add to the quality of the library, but they are incorporating into their practice a variety of strategies to accomplish this work. In addition, findings show that school librarians promote the library to get resources into the hands of all students.