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ERIC Number: ED508115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
School Libraries Count! A National Survey of School Library Media Programs, 2007
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1)
The American Library Association's (ALA's) divisions for academic and public libraries--the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA)--have long collected and reported annual statistics about the types of libraries they represent. This year, 2007, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) joins its sister divisions by initiating an annual survey of school library media programs. The development of this longitudinal survey project was mandated by the AASL Board and advocated by the division's Research and Statistics Committee and Independent Schools Section. The survey launch coincided with ALA's 2007 Midwinter Meetings in Seattle, Washington. Over 5,000 responses to the survey were initiated, over 4,500 responses were completed, and the respondents include almost 4,000 regular public schools and over 200 independent schools. This report summarizes the overall results as well as more detailed results, when statistically significant relationships between those results and selected factors were found. These factors include: school level, enrollment, region, a school's poverty and migrant statuses, locale (metropolitan versus non-metropolitan), and whether a school is public or private. Other factors did not yield sufficient numbers of cases to look more closely at specific types of schools (e.g., charter, special education, vocational-technical, alternative, magnet). Statistical significance was assessed using the t test of independent samples and the standard minimum criterion, p less than 0.05. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians