ERIC Number: ED345719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: 0
Maine School Library Survey. Statistics of Public School Libraries in Maine Serving Grades K-12, from Data Gathered February 1990.
This survey of the current status of public school libraries in Maine was intended to provide statistical data as a basis for improving the school library media center program in these schools. Information was gathered that detailed how resources and delivery of services differed across grade level; across variation in size of school; between schools with and without a certified school library media specialist; and across the state's three library districts. Responses were received from less than 30 schools in each of 4 reporting divisions, including secondary and junior high/middle schools without certified librarians, and secondary schools and junior high/middle schools with part-time certified librarians. This report contains background information and the terminology used in the survey; highlights of the survey; a summary of 13 key findings; and 11 appendices, including charts comparing seven key characteristics (e.g., school size, student population, and staffing); a description of the study methodology; survey forms; survey results and details for each question; and the standard deviations and ranges for selected questions. Data tables make up the major part of this report. (MAB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Collections, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Statistics, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Libraries, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
Media Services, Maine State Library, State House Station #64, Augusta, ME, 04333 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maine Educational Media Association, Old Town.; Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Library, Augusta.
Note: This study was also co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maine and Maine Library Association.