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Table 3. Staffing characteristics of library media center personnel, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


Selected school characteristic Total number of paid professional library media center staff1   Percent of paid professional library media center staff who were state- certified classroom teachers   Percent of paid professional library media center staff who had a master's degree in a library-related major2   Percent of paid professional library media center staff who are state- certified library media specialists   Total number of paid library aides or clerical staff   Total number of regularly scheduled volunteers (adult and student) during most recent full week
All public schools with
library media centers
88,520 63.0 51.8 82.9 55,010 273,260
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public  86,340 63.6 52.5 83.6 54,180 266,070  
Charter school  2,180 41.0 26.7 52.9 830 7,190  
                         
Community type                         
City  22,080 61.1 50.5 81.0 12,030 72,050  
Suburban  24,870 63.9 56.2 83.7 16,190 99,950  
Town  11,780 62.9 49.1 83.1 8,190 29,260  
Rural  29,790 63.8 50.2 83.5 18,600 72,010  
                         
School level                         
Primary 50,000 60.3 48.5 81.7 30,560 181,080  
Middle 14,630 67.9 58.2 87.2 9,470 49,060  
High 18,240 68.5 60.2 85.4 12,130 36,050  
Combined  5,640 56.3 38.0 73.9 2,850 7,060  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  2,770 57.7 37.5 76.7 2,060 3,450  
100-199  5,960 46.8 31.6 74.1 3,210 5,400  
200-499  35,870 62.9 49.1 82.5 20,650 106,130  
500-749  22,650 62.7 54.0 82.6 13,920 83,820  
750-999  9,560 69.2 56.0 85.1 6,640 37,010  
1,000 or more  11,710 68.6 66.4 88.4 8,540 37,450  
                         
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                       
0-34  29,430 62.6 53.2 80.4 18,680 123,770  
35-49  15,680 65.9 52.8 85.5 10,770 39,190  
50-74  22,260 66.6 54.7 87.6 13,950 63,830  
75 or more  19,970 57.9 46.7 80.2 10,650 40,770  
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
1,180 55.7 39.5 65.5 950 5,690  
1 Paid professional library media center staff includes state-certified library media specialists and other professional staff with paid full-time or part-time positions in the library media center. Excludes library aides and clerical staff.
2 A library-related major refers to degrees in librarianship, library science, information science, educational media, instructional design, or instructional technology.
NOTE: Percentages are based on the total number of paid professional library media center staff, including full-time and part-time. The 2011–12 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," 2011–12.


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