Recently released national statistics on school library media (LM) programs for the 1995-96 school year suggest that LM programs in Colorado are fairly typical of the nation. In their biennial survey for School Library Journal, Miller and Shontz report figures on 5 topics for which comparable state data are available. Those topics are: staffing, spending, holdings, technology, and planning time.
How Colorado Stands Out
- Elementary and combined schools less likely to have LM specialists.
- Elementary and middle schools not as well funded.
- More likely to have fax capability and computers with modems.
- LM specialists spend a third less time planning with teachers.
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