ERIC Number: ED212297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics of Public School Libraries/Media Centers, Fall 1978.
Heintze, Robert A.; Hodes, Lance
Statistics gathered from a nationwide survey of approximately 3500 public school libraries and media centers are summarized for expenditures, collections, staff and their credentials, facilities, library users, and stated degree of financial needs, as well as comparisons with 1974 survey findings. The majority of the report consists of the appendices. Appendix A, the methodology, contains the data source, survey procedures, and reliability of the estimates and standard errors for 1978 and 1974 survey findings. Appendix B comprises 32 detailed tables on the data mentioned above, which focus on the library collection, number of staff with graduate degrees, number of library users, the number of public schools having library services available from a district media center, and the amount of space assigned for school libraries and media centers, and linear feet of shelving available for materials. For most of the tables, library and media center data are arranged by metropolitan status (urban, suburban, and rural), level (total, secondary, elementary and combined schools), and size of enrollment. (RBF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Error of Measurement, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Surveys, Public Schools, School Libraries, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (1981-0-524-173/285).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.