ERIC Number: ED339376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
School Library Media Programs in South Carolina: A Statistical Look.
Townsend, Catherine M.
This report presents statistical comparisons of South Carolina library media centers. Statistical data from the publication "Information Power," the Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) Reports, and the South Carolina School Directory were manipulated to derive the following measures for each school district: (1) secondary library media center (LMC) budgets on a per pupil basis; (2) average school population and average secondary population; (3) ratio of school library media specialists (SLMSs) per school; (4) average seating per LMC; and (5) collection size on a per pupil basis. In addition to this data, information is provided on where each district school library media program fits into the state-wide picture. The paper concludes by suggesting strategies for making use of these statistics within individual library media centers. Lists of district statistics are appended that also provide district-wide figures for the following areas: number of high schools; secondary budgets; books per pupil; seating capability; number of total schools; total Average School Populations (ASPs); percentage of rural schools; and the SLMS ratio. An additional list provides ranked statistical information on the seating capacity of the LMCs; books per students for the total district; SLMS ratio across the district; and secondary LMC budgets. (4 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Power (AASL AECT); South Carolina
Note: Pages containing statistics (6 pages) will reproduce marginally because of filled/blurred letters and numbers. Prepared for the Annual Conference of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians and the Conference of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology of South Carolina (March 1989).