ERIC Number: ED335033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Brief Report of Statistics: 1988 Survey of School Library Media Programs in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.
This report presents some of the more significant results of a 1988 survey of all Wisconsin public schools which received responses from 1,790 schools (90%). Designed to determine the status of library media programs in the state's schools, the 12-page survey asked for over 450 pieces of information about the library media center, its staffing, services, operations, and future goals. This report presents data in 14 tables: (1-3) number of schools with a central library media center (LMC), an LMC that is open 4 hours or less per school day, and/or an LMC staffed by a professional library media specialist; (4) the ratio of professional staff to students; (5) the number of schools where library media staff coordinate library skills instruction with classroom curriculum; help curriculum committees select media and media activities; integrate resources and activities into instructional units; help students locate information and resources; provide reading, listening, and viewing guidance to students; provide interlibrary loan service to students; coordinate in-house production of instructional materials; participate in textbook selection; coordinate cable and other television transmission and use and video production; help students use computers; and coordinate use of computers in instruction; (6) types of materials accessible to students on open shelves; and (7-14) the number of LMCs that charge fines for overdue materials; have a telephone; have an automated circulation system and/or an automated card catalog; provide database searching for students; have videodisc players, CD-ROM drives, and/or half inch VHS videocassette recorders. All of the tables are broken down by educational levels. The complete survey results are available to persons needing the data for research. (MAB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education, Interlibrary Loans, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation, Library Materials, Library Role, Library Services, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Media Specialists, Microcomputers, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Libraries
Division for Library Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.