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Table 43.  Of public schools with library media centers, characteristics of library media center staff, by state: 2003–04

State Total number of schools1   Number of schools with library media centers1 Total number of full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists   Highest degree earned among all paid professional staff Percent of paid professional library media center staff with a master's degree in a library-related education field
Associate's degree   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree Doctoral degree  
United States  88,113   82,569 50,553   2.4   21.7   68.0 1.4   54.1
                           
Alabama  1,490   1,389 1,263   2.0 ! 8.7   83.1 2.0 ! 72.5
Alaska  447   420 151   #   29.7   54.4 0.8 ! 36.9
Arizona  1,703   1,438 868   2.7 ! 24.6   63.7 1.0 ! 33.0
Arkansas  1,071   1,047 991   #   18.8   75.0 0.8 ! 65.3
California  8,866   7,780 991   9.4   26.0   47.4 0.8 ! 38.6
                           
Colorado  1,516   1,388 681   3.6   23.1   60.2 0.7   51.5
Connecticut  1,008   965 801   1.3 ! 6.4   87.8 1.4 ! 80.3
Delaware  183   166 117   #   26.3   54.6 1.7 ! 30.7
District of Columbia  193   179        
Florida  3,089   2,859 2,580   3.2   22.0   67.3 4.9   60.2
                           
Georgia  1,874   1,848 1,921   0.8 ! 1.1   86.6 3.5 ! 76.4
Hawaii  281   281 267   3.0 ! 9.6   82.8 1.8 ! 78.1
Idaho  651   613 167   6.2   47.5   29.8 0.7 ! 21.4
Illinois  4,150   3,710 1,774   3.4 ! 22.8   67.0 0.2 ! 39.6
Indiana  1,901   1,805 852   3.2 ! 9.9   83.5 0.3 ! 66.4
                           
Iowa  1,326   1,311 673   1.1 ! 28.1   65.4 #   56.4
Kansas  1,415   1,406 808   1.5 ! 23.3   68.1 0.9 ! 46.8
Kentucky  1,397   1,315 1,198   3.8   4.7   86.5 0.2 ! 56.9
Louisiana  1,465   1,399 1,160   1.1 ! 39.0   54.8 4.1   32.4
Maine  698   676 274   4.7 ! 21.2   63.8 0.7 ! 60.5
                           
Maryland  1,362   1,336 999   0.1   21.2   69.2 1.0 ! 65.0
Massachusetts  1,797   1,710 928   6.3   11.9   80.3 0.7 ! 68.5
Michigan  3,675   3,236 1,128   5.6   15.5   70.9 #   58.3
Minnesota  1,782   1,554 875   #   34.3   57.6 1.8 ! 45.7
Mississippi  1,035   916 786   2.5 ! 41.8   50.9 0.6 ! 37.1
                           
Missouri  1,998   1,824 1,381   0.7 ! 30.7   59.6 2.7 ! 41.3
Montana  585   558 305   1.5   59.7   34.7 0.5 ! 20.6
Nebraska  1,146   1,049 483   2.4 ! 31.2   60.0 0.5 ! 43.3
Nevada  499   488 313   3.6 ! 19.3   62.4 #   43.7
New Hampshire  437   437 226   0.5 ! 38.8   50.9 4.0 ! 49.7
                           
New Jersey  2,390   2,143 1,531   2.2 ! 31.7   60.5 0.9 ! 51.7
New Mexico  703   687 269   6.7   30.2   52.0 0.2   27.7
New York  4,257   4,225 3,417   0.8 ! 2.0 ! 91.1 2.8 ! 81.4
North Carolina  2,201   2,152 2,053   1.4 ! 10.4   82.8 #   78.9
North Dakota  400   392 191   2.3 ! 69.4   23.2 0.4 ! 12.3
                           
Ohio  3,875   3,765 1,301   3.1 ! 13.6   69.3 0.9 ! 53.3
Oklahoma  1,564   1,564 1,028   0.7   14.9   72.5 1.0   55.6
Oregon  1,248   1,228 342   9.3   29.2   48.7 2.2 ! 38.7
Pennsylvania  3,108   2,904 2,277   1.5 ! 17.2   76.8 0.8 ! 58.2
Rhode Island  303   298 264   #   6.4   91.7 1.0 ! 89.7
                           
South Carolina  1,119   1,058 1,115   #   7.2   86.4 3.1 ! 80.7
South Dakota  493   441 146   3.9   57.5   30.3 #   20.9
Tennessee  1,634   1,591 1,511   #   21.9   70.1 3.7 ! 40.2
Texas  7,420   6,998 4,809   1.4 ! 29.0   60.6 1.3 ! 49.3
Utah  776   740 308   1.9 ! 42.3   37.7 0.5 ! 31.1
                           
Vermont  329   326 186   #   35.4   60.9 #   43.6
Virginia  2,004   1,952 1,930   #   31.3   65.7 0.2 ! 49.8
Washington  2,072   1,986 1,063   0.9 ! 30.7   58.3 1.3 ! 35.6
West Virginia  776   693 390   #   29.4   70.2 #   38.5
Wisconsin  2,050   2,011 1,213   1.0 ! 24.5   71.4 0.3 ! 58.3
Wyoming  353   311 144   3.2 ! 34.2   55.2 1.2 ! 41.3
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
1 The school data files were used to generate these estimates. The school library media center data files were used to generate the remaining estimates.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School and Public School Library Media Center Data Files, 2003–04.

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