ERIC Number: ED389301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Nos. 104-107. September 1, 1995.
Fast-Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, n104-107 Sep 1995
Four issues of a newsletter on recent library statistics provide information on Colorado school library media centers, as well as census data on state and local government library spending. A 1994 survey of school library media centers reveals a lack of adequate library media staffing in half of the public elementary and secondary schools. According to another 1994 library survey, Colorado school library media centers are taking a leading role in providing electronic access to information and teaching information literacy. The 1990/91 and 1991/92 preliminary census data on government finances indicates that state and local expenditures for education and libraries are not "keeping pace" with total expenditures by those levels of government. A 1995 survey that compared information from the previous year found that technology of all types is more widely available in library media centers and library media staff participation in standards-based education continues to increase at modest rates; the practice of having classes of students visit library media centers on a fixed schedule appears to be falling sharply. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Learning Resources Centers, Library Funding, Library Instruction, Library Personnel, Library Surveys, Local Government, Media Specialists, Public Schools, School Libraries, State Government, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Library, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado