Data literacy: School librarians as data coaches




Moore, Jennifer
Smith, Daniella
Schultz-Jones, Barbara
Marino, John

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International Association of School Librarianship


School library educators at two university locations in North Texas collaborated on a research initiative to address the perceived need for data literacy preparation at the pre-service level. The research initiative explored the potential for school librarians to provide data literacy leadership through the systematic development of competencies in the master’s-level pre-service professional preparation program. Participants from various school levels operated as a focus group in the fall of 2018 to identify competencies necessary for library professionals to develop as part of a pre-service training program.The answers to the nine key questions are presented as participant data related to data-informed decision-making in schools.


Article originally published in IASL Annual Conference Proceedings. English. Published online 2019.


Data literacy, School librarians, Data coaches, School librarian leadership


This is the published version of an article that is available at Recommended citation: Moore, J. E., Smith, D., Schultz-Jones, B., & Marino, J. (2019). Data literacy: School librarians as data coaches. IASL Annual Conference Proceedings. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.