If you haven’t already, please complete the AASL School Libraries Count! survey. The survey can be accessed directly at www.aaslsurvey.org. You can also access a ‘tip sheet’ to collect the data needed prior to accessing the survey at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/researchandstatistics/slcsurvey/SLCTips.pdf. If you have your data ahead of time the survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
Please participate right now in AASL’s School Libraries Count! survey, pass this information on to other school librarians, and encourage non-members and paraprofessionals working in school libraries to fill out as well.
The AASL School Libraries Count! survey is a valuable advocacy tool and the only annual collection of national data of school libraries, but even more importantly, the survey data is available in individual reports to help you with your advocacy and funding efforts, starting with 2009 participants have access the overall results but can also view an individualized report comparing their data to similar schools (level and size) to those in their state and across the nation. To access your report visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/researchandstatistics/slcsurvey/slcsurvey.cfm
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