The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is gathering data for a longitudinal survey of school library media programs. The survey will collect information on changes in the field in an effort to gain an understanding of the state of school library media programs nationally.
K-12 schools, public and private, are invited to participate in the project on a voluntary basis. The study asks 20 questions that cover library media center hours, staff and selected staff activities, collection, usage, and expenditures. The questionnaire and additional information about the project can be found online at www.aaslsurvey.org/.
The survey will be conducted annually; the information will provide critical data for AASL and other advocates for school library media programs. This year, the participation deadline is March 16, 2007.
AASL/ALA, 800/545-2433 or www.ala.org/aasl/.