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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


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

Variable Variable name in data file
Ability of library media center to accommodate a full class of students    M0030
Ability of library media center to accommodate other activities concurrent with a full    M0031
class of students     
Access to online, licensed databases    M0077
Amount spent for the purchase of audio or video materials for the 2006-07 school    M0111
year     
Amount spent for the purchase of books for the 2006–07 school year    M0108
At home access to online, licensed databases    M0079
Availability of library media center for student use after school    M0036
Availability of library media center for student use before school    M0035
Availability of library media center for student use during regular school hours    M0037
Average number of computer workstations    ---(1)
Average number of computer workstations with internet access    ---(1)
Charter school identifier    CHARFLAG
Formal information literacy training for paid professional library staff    M0099
In-classroom access to online, licensed databases    M0078
Information literacy skills feedback for students    M0098
Library media center used as a classroom during most recent full week of school    M0032
Library media center was not in existence for 2006–07 school year    M0105
Number of audio or video materials acquired during the 2006–07 school year    M0110
Number of audio or video materials held at the end of the 2006–07 school year    M0109
Number of book titles acquired during the 2006–07 school year    M0107
Number of book titles held at the end of the 2006–07 school year    M0106
Number of books or other materials checked out during the most recent full week of    M0039
school     
Number of full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists    M0051
Number of paid state-certified library media specialists    M0053
Number of part-time, paid, state certified library media center specialist    M0052
Percentage of all paid professional staff who are state-certified as classroom    ---(1)
teachers     
Percentage of all paid professional staff with a Master's degree in a library-related    ---(1)
major     
Percentage of library media center computers with internet access    ---(1)
Percentage of students in the school approved for National School Lunch Program    NSLAPP_S
Presence of a library media center in a school    S0062
Presence of an automated circulation system    M0080
Presence of automated catalog(s)    M0081
Presence of DVD player(s) or VCR(s) for student and staff use    M0082
Presence of technology to assist students and staff with disabilities    M0086
Student enrollment    SCHSIZE
Support for book clubs    M0041
Support for family literacy activities    M0040
Three-category school level    SCHLEVEL
Total paid professional staff not state-certified as library media specialists    M0057
Type of scheduling used by the library media center (regular or flexible)    M0033
Urban-centric school locale code    URBANS12
1 The definition for this variable can be found below.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and StaffingSurvey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center and BIE School Library Media Center Data Files," 2007–08.


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