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ERIC Number: ED544653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2012 School Libraries Count! National Longitudinal Survey of School Library Programs
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1)
AASL's School Libraries Count! annual longitudinal survey is an online survey that is open to all primary and secondary school library programs to participate. The 2012 survey was launched on January 24th and closed on March 20th. The survey was publicized through various professional organizations and events and through word of mouth. Data collected included staff activities, hours and staffing, collection size, technology, visits, expenditures, and a supplemental report on filtering. In the major areas of reporting these changes were reported between the 2011 and 2012 data: (1) American school libraries are in a steady state with hours open, average number of hours worked by total staff and overall staffing levels consistent with 2011; (2) While the number of visits, both individual and group remains consistent compared to 2011, the average number of computers outside of the library with networked access to library services has increased significantly from 2011 to 2012; and (3) Expanded access is on the upswing with schools continuing the trend to increase remote access to their library licensed databases.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians