1999 Statistics and Input-Output Measures for Colorado School Libraries

These reports include complete data on hours of operation, schedule, staffing levels, staff activities, technology, collection holdings, usage, and expenditures. Results are compiled from answers submitted by the school libraries responding to the 1999 School Library Survey.PDF document

Colorado 1999 Data Elements

Respondent Information
Name, Title, Phone .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
Service Hours per Typical Week
School hours, after-school, and summer hours .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
School Library Staffing per Typical Week
By educational background .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
Volunteer Hours
Number of adult and student volunteers, hours worked .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
Electronic Access
Numbers and types of networked computers and access .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
Networked Electronic Access
Numbers and types of networked computers and access .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
Filtering
Terminals filtered at student, building, and district level; type of access and software used .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
School Library Usage per Typical Week
Circulation, number of visits, and information-skills instruction, ILL & Document Delivery .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
School Library Collection
Reference titles, volumes, reference CDs, magazines, and newspaper subscriptions .pdfPDF document
School Library Collection
Videos, software packages, online periodical subscriptions, CD-ROM and other electronic subscriptions .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document
School Library Collection
Ratios Volumes per student: reference titles, CDs, subscriptions, software, and videos – per 100 students .pdfPDF document .xlsExcel document

Colorado 1999 Analysis

17% of Colorado public schools responded to the 1999-00 School Library Survey. Benchmarks and state totals are estimated by weighting the responses from these schools to be representative of the state as a whole.

Benchmark Ratios
In this spreadsheet, information provided by schools responding to the survey is weighted to be representative of the state as a whole. Ratios for staffing, staff activities, usage, expenditures, and collections are organized both by size of school and by grade levels. The benchmarks include averages, highs, 75th percentiles, and medians in the categories listed. .xlsExcel document
Benchmark Narrative
An explanation of how the 1999 Benchmarks are derived .pdfPDF document
Colorado School Library Survey 1999 Results
Complete data from 1999 school library survey respondents sorted alphabetically by school name .xlsExcel document
State Totals
Total numbers in several categories including services, staff, collections, budget (All categories listed in one large spreadsheet) .xlsExcel document

POPULAR RESOURCES

  • Public Library Statistics & Profiles
    Dive into annual statistics from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report using our interactive tool, results tailored to trustees, and state totals and averages.
  • School Library Impact Studies
    School libraries have a profound impact on student achievement. Explore studies about this topic by LRS and other researchers in our comprehensive guide.
  • Fast Fact Reports
    Looking for a quick rundown of library research? Check out our Fast Facts, which highlight research and statistics about various library topics.

LIBRARYJOBLINE

See more @ LibraryJobline.org

ABOUT

LRS is part of the Colorado State Library, a unit of the Colorado Department of Education. We design and conduct library research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media to inform practices and assessment needs. We partner with the Library and Information Science program at University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education to provide research fellowships to current MLIS students.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Staff & Contact Info