Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California


Many people were instrumental in the completion of this project. I wish to thank my
committee chairs, Dr. Barbara Stein-Martin and Dr. Yunfei Du, as well as the other members of
my committee, for their support and timely assistance.
I also wish to acknowledge several people who offered specific input along the way,
including Dr. Keith Lance, Dr. Ross Todd, Dr. Geoffrey Liu, Dr. Dan Fuller, Connie Williams,
and Mary Ann Harlan. In addition, I would like to thank the members of my cohort for their
empathy, support, and constant good cheer, and for challenging me through their own examples
to do my best.
I am indebted to Barbara Jeffus and John McGinnis for helping me with so much of the
back story around the California school library survey and library funding; Barbara's willingness
to help at every turn was an inspiration.
Two people have mentored me from the time I first entered library school. I wish to thank
Dr. Blanche Woolls, who has been unfailing in her encouragement and sage in her advice. I
would also like to thank Dr. David Loertscher for his enthusiastic vision, his critical perspective,
and his generous gift of time.
Finally, I would like to thank my wife, Edie, without whose love and support this project
would not have been possible.


Achterman, Douglas L. Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9800/. Accessed July 10, 2014.