ERIC Number: ED422022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
School Library Media Centers: 1993-94. Statistical Analysis Report, August 1998.
Chaney, Bradford; Williams, Jeffrey
This statistical analysis report from the National Center for Education Statistics examines the current state of school libraries in the United States and how they have changed. The primary source of data in this report is the 1993-94 Library Survey, the first federally sponsored survey of library media centers and head librarians in elementary and secondary schools. The data taken from the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) are compared with historical data from previous surveys. Results, in tables and charts, are divided into two sections. The first section gives a background on school library media centers and results are presented in terms of growth in school library media centers, library media center staffing, expenditures, collections and resource evaluation, technology and equipment, and scheduling and transactions. The second section focuses on school head librarians, and provides results in current status, background and experience, training, collaborative activities, perception and attitude toward work, compensation, and number of FTE positions. Appendices include detailed tables, and technical notes focusing on survey content, target populations and estimates, sample design and implementation, data collection procedures, response rates, edit procedures, imputation, weighting, and definitions. (AEF)
Descriptors: Change, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Information Technology, Librarian Attitudes, Librarians, Library Development, Library Equipment, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Media Specialists, School Libraries, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)