ERIC Number: ED331503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Survey. SY 89/90.
Townsend, Catherine M.
This two-part report presents the results of a budget and funding sources survey of South Carolina library media center programs. In Part 1, survey results are presented for demographic information, staffing information, funding sources, funding amounts from specific sources, allocation of resources, and categories of expenditures. In Part 2, the 66 responses to the survey instrument have been manipulated with statistical information from the Basic Education Data System (BEDS) which were relevant to library media center programs for the years 1986-1990. The two sets of statistics have been combined to produce the following data for each district: (1) average number of library books per student; (2) average number of seats per library media center; (3) average school population for each district; (4) average amount of instructional materials money spent per student; and (5) the ratio of certified school library media specialists per school in each district--temporary certificates were not counted. These statistics are listed alphabetically by school district for the 4-year period. Some comments taken from the survey returns which relate to staffing, budgets and funding have also been included. A copy of the survey instrument with a tally of the percent of returns for each question for the state as a whole and by type of school and a copy of the survey cover letter are appended. (4 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Association of School Librarians.
Identifiers: South Carolina
Note: Report prepared for the Annual Conference of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (Columbia, SC, March 21-23, 1990). For a related report, see IR 053 535.