ERIC Number: ED449469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Librarians' Reading Renaissance[R] Survey. Report.
School Renaissance Inst., Inc., Madison, WI.
A study was conducted which surveyed Reading Renaissance Model (RR) certified librarians (of 112 surveys sent, 49 responded). The survey requested demographic information and asked attitudinal questions about how RR has affected students' reading habits and librarian job satisfaction. Also solicited was circulation and funding information for the year prior to, and the first five years after, Accelerated Reader implementation. According to responses received, the Reading Renaissance program has a very favorable impact upon students' reading habits, reading skill levels, and librarian job satisfaction. Furthermore these librarians report a 343% increase in library circulation and a 254% increase in library funding; many of them believe that the library has become the focal point of their schools. Renaissance media professionals also see students discussing books with each other and taking an active interest in recommending books for the library's collection. Additionally, these librarians and media specialists indicated that their jobs have become much more rewarding because students are actually reading and enjoying it. (Contains unnumbered tables, charts, and graphs of data.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Librarian Attitudes, Media Specialists, Reading Habits, Reading Skills, School Libraries, Student Improvement
School Renaissance Institute, P.O. Box 45016, Madison, WI 53744-5016. Tel: 800-200-4848 (Toll Free); Fax: 608-664-3882; Web site: http://www.SchoolRenaissance.com.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Renaissance Inst., Inc., Madison, WI.