Are you striving or even struggling to keep your school library alive and find support for your programs? This book shows you how to perform qualitative research and use the results effectively to promote your school library and build a shared understanding of the impact of school libraries on student learning. It gives hands-on guidance for performing action research, including how to establish the context, emphasize the main issue, set goals, anticipate research outcomes, create a plan, use tools and techniques for gathering data, involve others, perform an analysis that will lead to a pattern or theme, and develop conclusions based on the data. Includes a complete, ready-made presentation in PowerPoint on an accompanying CD-ROM. A must for teacher-librarians and school library media specialists seeking to secure and transform school library operations.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included.