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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 state: 2007–08

Number of library media centers that had Percentage distribution of library
media centers that had
 
State Number of schools with library media centers   At least one full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time and at least one part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time or part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists   At least one full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time and at least one part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time or part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists  
United States  81,920   50,910   8,850   22,160   62.2   10.8   27.0  
                             
Alabama  1,400   1,310   50 !   93.4   3.7 !  
Alaska  430   140     260   31.9     61.1  
Arizona  1,540   770   120 ! 650   49.9   7.7 ! 42.4  
Arkansas  980   860   90 !   87.1   8.9 !  
California  7,870   1,490   440 ! 5,940   18.9   5.5 ! 75.5  
                             
Colorado  1,500   730     680   48.5     45.4  
Connecticut  970   760     170   78.3     17.9  
Delaware  170   130   20     77.6   9.8 !  
District of Columbia  160   70   30   60   42.7   20.7   36.6  
Florida  2,910   2,560     320   88.0     10.9  
                             
Georgia  2,190   2,000       91.4      
Hawaii  270   220     40   81.3     14.8  
Idaho  620   200   120   300   32.3   19.0   48.7  
Illinois  3,550   1,780   310 ! 1,460   50.2   8.6 ! 41.2  
Indiana  1,810   830   390   590   45.7   21.5   32.8  
                             
Iowa  1,260   460   390   410   36.3   31.3   32.4  
Kansas  1,350   840   300   210 ! 62.1   21.9   15.9 !
Kentucky  1,220   1,030   130 !   84.1   10.5 !  
Louisiana  1,220   1,020     160 ! 83.5     13.4 !
Maine  650   230   150   260   35.7   23.6   40.7  
                             
Maryland  1,290   870     410   67.5     31.6  
Massachusetts  1,630   710   170 ! 750   43.6   10.4 ! 46.1  
Michigan  3,250   1,300   530   1,420   40.1   16.2   43.8  
Minnesota  1,470   860   330   290   58.2   22.4   19.5  
Mississippi  930   820   40 ! 70 ! 88.3   4.2 ! 7.5 !
                             
Missouri  1,880   1,580   190 ! 110 ! 84.1   10.3 ! 5.6 !
Montana  550   320   190   30 ! 58.5   35.7   5.9 !
Nebraska  870   430   320   120 ! 49.9   36.8   13.4 !
Nevada  510   390     110   76.3     21.5  
New Hampshire  410   270   30 ! 110   65.2   8.0 ! 26.9  
                             
New Jersey  2,140   1,580     320 ! 73.7     14.9 !
New Mexico  660   290     330   43.1     49.3  
New York  4,360   3,370     740 ! 77.3     16.9 !
North Carolina  2,250   2,020     130   90.1     5.8  
North Dakota  360   160   170     44.3   47.0    
                             
Ohio  3,290   1,430   440 ! 1,420   43.4   13.5 ! 43.2  
Oklahoma  1,490   970   400   120 ! 65.3   26.6   8.1 !
Oregon  1,100   310   180   610   27.9   16.6   55.5  
Pennsylvania  2,940   2,420   370 !   82.5   12.7 !  
Rhode Island  300   220   70     72.5   22.1    
                             
South Carolina  1,050   1,000     40 ! 95.3     3.9 !
South Dakota  370   140   70   160   37.1   19.2   43.8  
Tennessee  1,610   1,440       89.3      
Texas  7,340   5,720     1,130 ! 77.9     15.4  
Utah  760   360   30 ! 380   46.8   3.3 ! 49.9  
                             
Vermont  330   170   110   50 ! 50.9   34.2   15.0 !
Virginia  1,950   1,720     110 ! 88.1     5.7 !
Washington  1,880   1,100   220 ! 560   58.6   11.5 ! 29.8  
West Virginia  620   350   30 ! 240   56.5   5.0 ! 38.5  
Wisconsin  1,970   1,050   670   250 ! 53.5   33.9   12.7  
Wyoming  290   140   50   100   49.1   17.3   33.5  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: The 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect School Library Media Center data from private schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center Data File," 2007–08.


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