ERIC Number: ED340392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
The Millbrook Report: The Changing Role of the School Library.
Millbrook Press, Inc., Brookfield, CT.
In order to shed further light on the state of the public school library today, a study was conducted to identify major trends in school libraries and to gain perspective on the critical issues facing school library media specialists in the coming decade. A secondary objective of the study was to uncover the attitudes and awareness level of elementary school administrators regarding the school library media center and staff. Data were collected via interviews with 117 school librarians from elementary, middle, and high schools across the country, as well as interviews with 20 elementary school principals and 10 elementary school superintendents from schools represented in the librarian survey. A small group of library leaders were also surveyed about some of the study findings for the purpose of interpretation. This report provides a summary of the findings followed by detailed findings presented in both narrative and tabular formats. Areas covered are student enrollment; budgets; library staffing; utilization of the librarian; curriculum planning; administrators' attitudes toward school library media specialists and centers; the school library media center; and major problems facing librarians in the 1990s. Copies of the questionnaires are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Budgets, Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Futures (of Society), Interviews, Learning Resources Centers, Librarian Attitudes, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Media Specialists, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Libraries, School Surveys
The Millbrook Press, Inc., 2 Old New Milford Road, Brookfield, CT 06804 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Millbrook Press, Inc., Brookfield, CT.