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Title:  America's Public School Libraries: 1953–2000
Description: Drawn from more than 25 sources, mostly federal reports and surveys, this booklet presents a history of federal legislation and national standards affecting school library media centers and key characteristics of school libraries at the national level, from 1953–54 to 1999–2000. This booklet is based on the report Fifty Years of Supporting Children’s Learning: A History of Public School Libraries and Federal Legislation from 1953–2000 (NCES 2005-311).
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Cover Date: May 2005
Web Release: June 17, 2005
Print Release: June 17, 2005
Publication #: NCES 2005324
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Joan S. Michie and Barbara A. Holton
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Tai A. Phan.
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