ERIC Number: ED374824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The AIME Statewide Survey of School Library Media Centers: Expenditures & Collections.
Callison, Daniel; Knuth, Rebecca
Indiana Media Journal, v16 n3 p103-162 Spr 1994
This report is based on an Indiana statewide survey of school library media center collections, budgets, and services which was sponsored by the Association for Indiana Media Educators (AIME). Completed and usable surveys were received from 823 public and private school library media programs representing 44% of the total possible school library programs in the state. Of these surveyed programs, 42% are elementary, 32% are junior high or middle school, and 26% are senior high school. Information on three levels--baseline, comparative, and relationships--is presented through a series of questions so that practicing school library media specialists and school administrators can clearly identify data that can be applied to their local program. Part A contains the following data on budget and expenditures: average amount invested, per pupil, for the purchase of books, periodicals, and equipment; the average amount, per pupil, obtained for school library media center programs from federal funding, Indiana Capital Projects, and gift sources; and the average dollar amount, per pupil, for total program expenditures. Part B contains information on school library media program collections, including average number, per pupil, of titles and volumes of books, audiovisual titles, computer and video programs housed in the library; average number of items--materials or equipment--per pupil, added to and deleted from the library; the ages of the book and audiovisual collections; and the distribution of the book collection among divisions of fiction, non-fiction, reference, and biographies. (Contains 20 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Indiana Media Educators, Bloomington.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana