Library Learning Center

 Library Technology Teacher: Joseph R. Nielsen 

Here is the first paragraph of a summary of 25 years of research on students achievement/growth and school librarians. If you wish to read the full article – medium length – click on or cut and past the link below into your address bar.

“Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations between high-quality library programs and student achievement (Gretes, 2013; Scholastic, 2016). Data from more than 34 statewide studies [including Utah] suggest that students tend to earn better standardized test scores in schools that have strong library programs. Further, when administrators, teachers, and librarians themselves rated the importance and frequency of various library practices associated with student learning, their ratings correlated with student test scores, further substantiating claims of libraries’ benefits. In addition, newer studies, conducted over the last several years, show that strong school libraries are also linked to other important indicators of student success, including graduation rates and mastery of academic standards”

Please help me to help our student by volunteering in the library, the classroom or the school.

    Mr. Nielsen






Hawthorne's Library Catalog


Utah’s Online Library has many great references and tools. Please contact Mr. Nielsen for the login and password information. 

Salt Lake City Library Website 


World Book Online

World Book Online is an amazing site for the students in the Salt Lake City School District. Use it to help with class projects, science fair ideas and more. Please contact Mr. Nielsen for the login and password information.


  • EasyBib - Look at this great way to create a bibliography! Use mybib, put in all your sources
    (DO NOT CHOOSE INSTACITE!), and Save List as a Word File. It's that easy!
  • Citation Machine - Fill in the blanks and paste your entries into your bibliography.


Online Dictionaries

Search Engines

Research Web Site

Research Process Evaluation

  • Intel - we reflect on and evaluate our research skills



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