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Iowa School Library Survey

Iowa’s AEAs are pleased to support school teacher librarians with their continuous improvement efforts by sharing archived results of the School Library Survey. This survey collects data related to many aspects of the school library program including staff and staff activities, library usage, program management and technology, budget and expenditures, and collection information.

This survey addresses:

Teaching and Learning

  • Staffing and Hours Worked Per Week
  • Professional Activities: Teacher Librarians/Licensed Staff
  • Library Hours and Access
  • School Library Usage

Library Management

  • Library Collection
  • Collection Development
  • Program Management and Technology

Library Budget

  • Total Funding Available
  • Funding Sources

School teacher librarians can use the survey data to learn more about other Iowa school library programs and services, and how those programs and services may impact student learning and engagement. The survey data includes school enrollment level and grade level to assist teacher librarians in decision making and goal setting with like districts or schools in mind.

The survey also correlates with the Iowa Department of Education’s Iowa School Library Program Standards, which provides guidance and benchmarks for program improvement.

 

Archived Survey Results

Links to the most recent survey reports are included below. The reports are copyrighted but can be used in their entirety to advocate for school library programs in Iowa and across the country.

2020-21 Library Survey Pandemic Report

2020-21 Iowa School Library Survey – School Level Analysis

2020-21 Iowa School Library Survey – Enrollment Level Analysis

2019-20 Library Survey – School Level Analysis

2019-20 Library Survey – Enrollment Level Analysis

2018-19 Library Survey Analysis – School Level Analysis

2018-19 Iowa School Library Study – Enrollment Level Analysis

2017-18 Iowa School Library Study – School Level Analysis

2017-18 Iowa School Library Study – Enrollment Level Analysis

2016-17 Iowa School Library Study – School Level Analysis

2016-17 Iowa School Library Study – Enrollment Level Analysis

 

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