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ERIC Number: ED508121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
School Libraries Count! The Second National Survey of School Library Media Programs, 2008
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1)
In 2007, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) initiated 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 launch of the second year of the survey coincided with ALA's 2008 Midwinter Meetings in Philadelphia. Almost 7,000 responses to the 2008 survey were received. This report summarizes the overall results, the results by school level and enrollment, and more detailed results, when statistically significant relationships between the results and selected other factors were found. These other factors include: region, a school's poverty status, locale (metropolitan versus non-metropolitan), and whether a school is public or private. While the data on the latter characteristic was based on respondents' reports, data on poverty status and locale were obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics, which is also the source of the public school universe file for this project. (As a result, these two data elements were available for more than 6,000 of the almost 7,000 respondents for 2008.) 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). Respondents to the AASL survey were self-selected. For this reason, it is not possible to generate national totals. Instead, for each statistic, this report presents three percentiles: the 50th, the 75th, and the 95th. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians