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Debra Kachel is an Affiliate Faculty for Antioch University Seattle’s K-12 Library Media Endorsement program and Project Director of SLIDE: The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution? She serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association’s Advocacy Committee and received the 2014 AASL Distinguished Service Award. Her email is Twitter: @SchLibAdvocate and @lib_SLIDE.

Keith Curry Lance Keith Curry Lance, Ph.D., consults with the RSL Research Group as well as independently. He was the principal investigator for several statewide school library impact studies, earning him the 2013 AASL Distinguished Service Award. He and Debra Kachel collaborate regularly on research and writing about the changing status of school librarianship as a profession. His email is and his consulting website is