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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: 2011–12


  Number of library media centers that had   Percentage distribution of library media centers that had  
State 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 specialist   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 specialist  
United States 53,940   10,260   16,990   66.4   12.6   20.9  
                         
Alabama 1,200     40 ! 96.4     3.0 !
Alaska 110   40 ! 230   29.7   11.5 ! 58.7  
Arizona 730   100 ! 780   45.3   6.0 ! 48.7  
Arkansas 820   70 !   89.3   8.2 !  
California 2,080   1,750   4,440   25.2   21.1   53.7  
                         
Colorado 880   220   430   57.7   14.2   28.0  
Connecticut 630   150   170   66.3   15.4   18.2  
Delaware 140     40 ! 75.9     22.8  
District of Columbia            
Florida 2,420   260 ! 510   75.8   8.3 ! 15.9  
                         
Georgia 2,160     70 ! 93.7     3.0 !
Hawaii 160 ! #     67.3 ! #    
Idaho 290   80 ! 270   45.8   12.5   41.6  
Illinois 2,000   370   1,330   54.0   10.1   35.9  
Indiana 1,150   290   260   67.6   17.2   15.2  
                         
Iowa 670   360   90 ! 59.8   32.1   8.1 !
Kansas 880   190   130   73.6   15.7   10.7  
Kentucky 1,090   90 ! 110 ! 84.5   6.8 ! 8.7 !
Louisiana 960     210   81.0     17.8  
Maine 260   130   180   44.9   23.1   32.0  
                         
Maryland            
Massachusetts 720   110 ! 500   54.3   7.9 ! 37.8  
Michigan 1,180   710   990   41.1   24.7   34.2  
Minnesota 960   360   260   61.0   22.7   16.3  
Mississippi 800       92.1      
                         
Missouri 1,470   220   160   79.7   11.8   8.6  
Montana 360   140     68.2   25.7    
Nebraska 510   220   60 ! 64.7   27.7   7.6 !
Nevada 420     90   80.8     17.8  
New Hampshire 270     70 ! 73.1     19.7 !
                         
New Jersey 1,890   130 ! 250   83.0   5.9 ! 11.1  
New Mexico 440     230 ! 62.3     33.0  
New York 3,050   410   420   78.6   10.6   10.8  
North Carolina 2,120     140   90.8     6.2  
North Dakota 220   90   20 ! 68.0   25.9   6.1 !
                         
Ohio 2,000   500   630   63.9   16.1   20.1  
Oklahoma 1,130   300     76.6   20.3    
Oregon 390   270   510   33.2   23.1   43.7  
Pennsylvania 2,340   410   260 ! 77.9   13.6   8.5 !
Rhode Island 190   80     68.5   27.7    
                         
South Carolina 1,040       90.8      
South Dakota 150   120   120   37.9   30.7   31.4  
Tennessee 1,630       97.6      
Texas 5,770   500   1,160   77.7   6.7   15.6  
Utah 460     360   53.6     42.2  
                         
Vermont 150   100   20 ! 55.5   37.2   7.3 !
Virginia 1,850     20 ! 96.9     1.0 !
Washington 1,060   210   440   61.8   12.4   25.8  
West Virginia 350   40 ! 260   54.1     40.0  
Wisconsin 1,060   670   130 ! 57.0   36.2   6.8 !
Wyoming 180   50 ! 80   58.4   15.2 ! 26.4  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: 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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