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ERIC Number: EJ786330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
SLJ's Tech Survey Part Two
Brewer, Sally; Milam, Peggy
School Library Journal, v51 n10 p48-49 Oct 2005
Library media specialists are gung ho on technology, but they often lack the cash to take advantage of it, according to "SLJ"'s first-ever tech survey. Earlier this year, they reported on the various ways that school librarians use technology--from creating Web sites to policy-making to training students and colleagues. This time, they zero in on technology spending. The purpose of this study was to explore the planning, purchasing, and instructional roles that library media specialists play in providing technology resources in their schools. The survey was designed as a quantitative instrument administered both in a print format and online. Print questionnaires were mailed on February 8, 2005, to 2,000 randomly selected school librarians. The Web-based survey was made available from February 2, 2005, to March 14, 2005. Invitations to respond to the online survey were sent to the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) special interest group for media specialists and LM_NET, an online discussion group for librarians. More than 1,200 individual school librarians were also notified about the Web survey. There were 1,308 people who responded via the Web. Most of the survey respondents, 40 percent, work in elementary schools. Twenty-four percent work in middle schools and 33 percent in high schools. Three percent of the respondents said they work in a K-12 school. The majority of schools (40 percent) represented are located in suburban areas. Twenty-eight percent are in rural areas and 26 percent are in urban areas. This article presents some of the survey's prime findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland