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Characteristics of Public and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States:
NCES 2009-322
June 2009

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Table 1 Number of schools that reported having library media centers, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 2 Number and percentage distribution of library media centers that reported having full-time or part-time, state-certified, paid professional library media center specialists, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 3 Staffing characteristics of library media center personnel, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 4 Average number of total holdings, additions, and expenditures in library media centers during 2006–07 for various kinds of materials, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 5 Percentage of library media centers that reported having various technological services, average number of computer workstations, and average number of computer workstations that had Internet access in the library media center, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 6 Percentage of library media centers that reported having computer workstations and provided students access to online, licensed databases, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 7 Percentage of library media centers that had space for a full class of students at one time, percentage of those that could accommodate other activities concurrent with a full class, and percentage of library media centers that were available for independent student use during specific times, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 8 Percentage of library media centers that were used as a classroom due to a classroom shortage during the most recent full week of school, and percentage distribution of library media centers that had various types of scheduling, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Table 9 Percentage of library media centers that provided support for various types of literacy activities and standards, and average number of books checked out during the most recent full week of school, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
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Appendix B—Methodology and Technical Notes


Table B-1 Base-weighted unit and overall response rates, by survey: 2007–08
Table B-2 Comparisons between frame distribution and base-weighted and final weighted respondent distributions for school library media centers with an indication of potential sources of bias, by school type: 2007–08
Table B-3 Summary of base-weighted item response rates, by survey: 2007–08


Appendix C—Description of Data Files


Table C-1 Names of data files and the questionnaires from which the data were drawn: 2007–08
Table C-2 The number of cases in the district data file, by respondent and source of data: 2007–08


Appendix D—Description of Variables


Table D-1 Variables used in the Characteristics of Public and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States: Results from the 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey report: 2007–08

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