Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Steven Nourse

Second Committee Member

David Shorr

Third Committee Member

Steve Schmitz


This project is intended to substantiate the need for school libraries. A great deal of research is presented which links the quality of school libraries to their students' academic success. The serious decline in the current level of funding for school libraries is discussed. The goal is to provide librarians with funding resource options to pursue, which can be used to supplement any district or other funding that they do receive.