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


State 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  
United States 88,520   63.0   51.8   82.9   55,010   273,260  
                         
Alabama 1,410   88.5   86.0   94.8   530   4,450  
Alaska 280   35.0   24.2   66.8   190    
Arizona 1,360   47.9   24.5   64.1   990   4,590  
Arkansas 1,150   82.8   72.1   89.9   470   3,560  
California 7,720   22.0   16.8   54.5   5,010   29,830  
                         
Colorado 1,790   47.8   43.8   70.5   910   5,370  
Connecticut 1,060   62.5   65.3   83.1   830   3,840  
Delaware 190   59.2   62.0   79.0   30 ! 610  
District of Columbia            
Florida 3,060   79.4   43.9   93.4   2,050   13,080  
                         
Georgia 2,750   70.5   85.8   91.5   1,830   10,210  
Hawaii 210 ! 84.2   84.2   97.5   110 ! 690 !
Idaho 640   41.6   7.3   65.7   380   1,320  
Illinois 4,810   52.9   38.4   67.5   2,790   10,930  
Indiana 1,980   58.8   47.9   83.5   1,430   6,270  
                         
Iowa 1,450   69.3   49.3   85.9   1,100   1,430  
Kansas 1,430   70.5   63.5   88.1   980   2,220  
Kentucky 1,230   89.3   88.2   96.4   730   3,300  
Louisiana 1,410   86.4   25.4   85.8   250   3,800  
Maine 590   46.9   58.6   77.9   400   1,450  
                         
Maryland            
Massachusetts 1,250   55.5   57.1   78.4   540   6,850  
Michigan 2,780   52.4   43.3   76.0   2,200   7,930  
Minnesota 1,720   63.3   47.0   86.6   1,740   3,720  
Mississippi 990   74.3   26.9   92.4   290   1,490  
                         
Missouri 2,300   73.1   42.7   90.3   1,220   4,700  
Montana 700   77.8   18.6   93.0   250   780  
Nebraska 970   76.7   49.3   86.1   720   1,070  
Nevada 540   79.2   54.4   83.7   300   960  
New Hampshire 400   57.6   55.5   86.2   260   1,080  
                         
New Jersey 2,500   74.8   64.8   87.9   780   10,650  
New Mexico 750   44.7   18.7   68.9   510   1,640 !
New York 4,870   58.0   79.9   86.8   2,950   10,840  
North Carolina 2,630   72.4   80.9   88.2   1,170   10,700  
North Dakota 410   75.9   11.4   87.3   250   320  
                         
Ohio 3,370   48.2   46.7   85.6   2,420   10,680  
Oklahoma 1,770   74.0   70.9   94.1   1,090   4,140  
Oregon 1,090   40.4   24.3   67.1   920   4,680  
Pennsylvania 3,450   72.8   58.1   93.7   2,070   9,570  
Rhode Island 400   56.5   76.6   96.3   60   630 !
                         
South Carolina 1,300   70.5   88.9   94.0   750   4,760  
South Dakota 390   58.4   17.7   78.5   270   210  
Tennessee 1,910   82.4   69.7   97.2   900   6,610  
Texas 7,610   76.6   61.9   90.2   5,500   25,940  
Utah 870   38.3   13.4   64.4   600   2,210 !
                         
Vermont 300   60.5   51.7   92.4   190   620  
Virginia 2,230   82.3   61.0   96.0   1,360   8,210  
Washington 1,810   68.1   34.6   78.1   1,480   9,500  
West Virginia 560   75.0   34.4   78.5   90 ! 2,310  
Wisconsin 2,290   69.8   49.5   90.5   2,090   3,630  
Wyoming 300   60.3   32.8   78.6   250   490 !
! 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.
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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