Annual Statistics

Annual School Library Survey Data (2006 – present)

Data from Colorado’s annual School Library Survey. Data are organized by statistic and group, and can be refined by school, grade level, and enrollment. Results can be exported in example of .csv format .csv format.

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School Library Benchmarks (2006 – present)

Selected statistics, calculated using data from the annual school library survey.

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School Library Profiles (2012 – present)

Customized profiles for each school that completed the survey that compare their results with state averages.

Go to School Library Profiles


Information about how statewide estimates and benchmarks are calculated, and links to each year’s survey in PDF format.

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Colorado Department of Education salary data for school librarians and assistants, 2000-2008.

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