ERIC Number: ED307863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania School Libraries: A Status Report on Curriculum, Staff, Resources and Policies.
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
A survey was developed in 1984 by the Pennsylvania School Library Media Service Division to evaluate the status of state mandated school library media programs. The survey instrument was mailed to 1,923 (out of a possible 3,487) schools to the attention of the 1,963 school librarians; the response rate was approximately 67% (1,336). This report on the findings of the survey provides an in-depth picture of the status of school library media programs, including: (1) a profile of the librarians who responded to the survey (position, highest education level, certification level, years of experience, service on committees); (2) data on the status of the library media programs and policies (existence of written policies, resource sharing, audiovisual equipment, cataloging and classifying systems); (3) information about the library media curriculum and its delivery (responsibilities of school librarians, the status of school library procedures and policies, and curriculum analysis); and (4) resource data (size of collection, daily circulation, budget for resources and supplies, library hours, noncurricular uses of the media center). The study attempted to present the data without drawing conclusions, but in some instances some rationale for the findings is presented. Nine appendixes include the regulations of the state board of education; three basic education circulars (1-83, 27-75, and 11-78); a memo about materials selection policies; instructional, supervisory, and administrative certificates; a guide to the new copyright law (educational use); the Public School Code of 1949; and a copy of the questionnaire with results by both percentages and frequencies. (CGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania