ERIC Number: ED416900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Nos. 131-137. September-November 1997.
Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, n131-137 Sept-Nov 1997
Seven issues of a newsletter on recent library statistics in Colorado provide information Internet service in Colorado public libraries, technology in public libraries, school library media centers, and the number of public library outlets in Colorado and the United States. Almost all of Colorado's public libraries provide electronic access to information, through ACLIN (Access Colorado Library and Information Network) and the Internet. Ninety-five percent of Colorado households reported having one or more members who used the services of a public library within the past year, according to a 1996 public opinion poll, while families with children using libraries and library technology more often. Highlights of a report on the status of school library media programs Colorado for 1994-97 are presented. The availability of after school and weekend hours of library media centers in Colorado public schools in 1997 are assessed. National statistics for the 1995-96 school year indicated that school library media programs in Colorado are typical of those in the nation as a whole. State and national surveys indicated that Coloradans and Colorado public libraries meet or exceed several national norms regarding the Internet, with Coloradans 38% more likely to be regular Internet users, and Colorado public libraries 22% more likely than libraries nationwide to provide Internet access. Another study showed that only three out of five American communities have public library outlets. (SWC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.; Denver Univ., CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado