ERIC Number: ED284545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Statistics of Public and Private School Library Media Centers, 1985-86 (with Historical Comparisons from 1958-1985).
Williams, Jeffrey W.; And Others
This report presents the results of a national survey on the status of the library media resources and services in elementary and secondary public and private schools in the United States in 1985. Also included are selected comparisons of survey results with the 1975 AASL (American Association of School Librarians)/AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Media Program Standards, and historical summary comparisons of public school statistics from 1958 to 1985 and private school statistics from 1979 to 1985. Data reported in 16 figures and 23 tables present survey findings on the growth of school library media centers; staff and volunteers; expenditures; collections; and services, usage, technology, and facilities. In addition, 39 reference tables provide data on public schools by level and size, public schools by state, and private schools by level, orientation, and size. Appendices include: (1) a description of the survey methodology; (2) tables of standard errors for selected items; (3) a summary of federal legislation in support of school library media centers; (4) a brief description of the methodologies of previous Office/Department of Education school library media center surveys; and (5) a summary comparison of the 1985 national survey with the 1983 survey of School Library Journal subscribers. The public and private school questionnaires are also provided. (KM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Statistics, Private Schools, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
IES Cited: ED484447