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Table 3. Staffing characteristics of library media center personnel, by state: 2007–08

State   Number of schools with library media centers   Total number of paid professional library media center staff   Percent of paid professional library media center staff who were state-certified as classroom teachers   Percent of paid professional library media center staff that had a master's degree in a library-related major1   Total number of full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists  
United States    81,920   81,790   71.9   56.2   53,880  
                       
Alabama    1,400   1,580   84.3   90.8   1,400  
Alaska    430   260   64.2   38.0   140  
Arizona    1,540   1,630   71.8   26.3   800  
Arkansas    980   1,090   90.0   70.2   890  
California    7,870   5,220   37.6   20.6   1,490  
                       
Colorado    1,500   1,510   65.7   46.0   750  
Connecticut    970   980   63.5   75.5   810  
Delaware    170   170   65.2   61.8   130  
District of Columbia    160   150   33.3   61.6   70  
Florida    2,910   3,290   69.2   53.3   2,890  
                       
Georgia    2,190   2,610   67.5   88.7   2,250  
Hawaii    270   300   88.5   84.7   240  
Idaho    620   540   58.9   17.4   200  
Illinois    3,550   3,640   79.7   54.2   1,940  
Indiana    1,810   1,780   68.3   61.1   870  
                       
Iowa    1,260   1,150   83.5   60.9   460  
Kansas    1,350   1,450   79.5   55.7   890  
Kentucky    1,220   1,380   83.7   72.0   1,130  
Louisiana    1,220   1,230   92.5   44.7   1,100  
Maine    650   610   44.2   55.8   230  
                       
Maryland    1,290   1,480   64.5   54.4   920  
Massachusetts    1,630   1,330   63.9   69.3   740  
Michigan    3,250   2,900   67.6   50.1   1,400  
Minnesota    1,470   1,570   73.8   55.7   880  
Mississippi    930   1,060   72.3   29.6   870  
                       
Missouri    1,880   2,120   84.7   37.5   1,640  
Montana    550   640   90.3   28.6   350  
Nebraska    870   980   83.4   50.5   450  
Nevada    510   510   78.6   45.4   390  
New Hampshire    410   370   54.6   67.9   280  
                       
New Jersey    2,140   2,090   85.2   59.5   1,630  
New Mexico    660   520   64.2   32.6   300  
New York    4,360   4,670   67.2   79.0   3,570  
North Carolina    2,250   2,660   69.1   86.0   2,180  
North Dakota    360   360   88.4   -8.0 . 160  
                       
Ohio    3,290   2,650   67.1   54.4   1,450  
Oklahoma    1,490   1,710   76.1   73.4   1,020  
Oregon    1,100   1,060   52.4   28.9   310  
Pennsylvania    2,940   3,060   73.1   67.6   2,480  
Rhode Island    300   380   57.2   85.2   250  
                       
South Carolina    1,050   1,220   69.8   86.4   1,120  
South Dakota    370   320   69.9   28.5   140  
Tennessee    1,610   1,790   83.3   63.4   1,560  
Texas    7,340   7,300   87.8   56.6   5,890  
Utah    760   770   46.6   24.6   380  
                       
Vermont    330   350   56.1   40.7   170  
Virginia    1,950   2,550   71.9   54.1   1,990  
Washington    1,880   1,960   76.6   40.7   1,100  
West Virginia    620   460   95.1   36.1   350  
Wisconsin    1,970   2,110   71.8   62.0   1,080  
Wyoming    290   260   72.6   39.1   140  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 A library-related major refers to degrees in librarianship, library science, information science, educational media, instructional design, or instructional technology.
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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