School libraries are a very important factor in the overall success of students. Read the report from the Canadian Coalition for School Libraries and available on the People for Education site. This has been reported quite widely, but I think the results are important enough to post here as well. The Globe and Mail's John Allemang has a good article about the report. Some quotes from the article (and the report, via the article): "Given the concern about education today, it seems surprising that an existing resource like the library should be so undernourished and undervalued" and "middle and high-school students have surprisingly low levels of success using the Web as a search tool, despite their stated confidence in using the Internet." From The Globe and Mail and Lisnews.