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ERIC Number: ED508125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
School Libraries Count! National Longitudinal Survey of School Library Media Programs
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1)
The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL's) School Libraries Count! annual longitudinal survey is an online survey that is open to all elementary and secondary school library media programs to participate. The 2009 survey was launched on January 30, and closed on March 22. AASL has received a high participation rate during the three years this survey has been offered. In 2007 there were 4,571 respondents, in 2008 there were 6,998 respondents, and in the most recent year, 2009, there were 5,824 respondents. The survey reveals that the roles of school libraries continue to grow modestly. The survey showed that a majority of schools received less funding for information resources in 2009, compared to 2008. In the 2009 data, school library collections continue to grow modestly, though in the periodical subscription area there was a large increase of 29%, or nearly seven subscriptions per library. Compared to the 2008 data, 2009 results revealed that investment into networked computers with library access has slowed in the last year.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians