ERIC Number: EJ964746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Using National Data to Make Decisions as a Solo Librarian: A Conversation with NCES
Andrews, Sandra D.
Knowledge Quest, v40 n2 p54-56 Nov-Dec 2011
School libraries have increasingly seen the number of school librarians in each school decrease, creating more solo librarian positions in schools. While this is not a new dilemma, it is one that requires initiative and persistence on the part of the school librarian to accomplish tasks and make decisions. Making decisions about individual school library programs, facilities, and usage can be difficult for solo school librarians. Comparing an individual program to other programs and facilities can help in that process. This article outlines some of the national surveys that are of importance to school librarians and focuses on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) School Library Media Center Questionnaire. Kathryn Chandler from NCES discusses the role of NCES in supplying data to school librarians.
Descriptors: National Surveys, School Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Clearinghouses, Library Research, Educational Resources, Needs Assessment, Library Administration, Evaluation Utilization
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/knowledgequest.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A