ERIC Number: EJ706118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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SLJ's Book Buying Survey: When It Comes to Purchasing Supplemental Books, Librarians' Clout Extends Far beyond the Media Center
Whelan, Debra Lau
School Library Journal, v50 n9 p42 Sep 2004
Media specialists and teachers spend an estimated $1.4 billion annually on nonfiction titles. And even though most librarians, like Shirley Morand of New Richmond High School in Ohio, expect budget cuts this academic year, they still plan to dish out a sizable chunk of money on books that support students' textbooks, according to School Library Journal's survey of supplemental books, which analyzed the spending habits of K-12 educators. The study, which took place last spring, reached 1,240 librarians, reading specialists, and curriculum coordinators nationwide. This article briefly discusses the results of the survey.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Purchasing, Nonfiction, Librarians, Library Services, High Stakes Tests, School Libraries, Resource Allocation, Library Materials, Budgets, Financial Support
School Library Journal, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010. Web site: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Media Staff
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio