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The research expertise provided by Dr. Todd, along with the high level of participation of school library media specialists has enabled us to complete a survey that is rich in detail and depth. Dr. Todd's data analysis provides us with an extremely valuable document for Delaware education and, particularly, school library media centers.
Dr. Todd's analysis focuses on facilities, personnel, and active instructional library media programs that promote student achievement through school library media centers. This report is the result of a partnership between the Governor's Task Force on School Libraries, the Department of State/Division of Libraries, and the Department of Education. A document of this magnitude and significance required following specific protocols for dissemination of the survey report. However, as promised, the full report and data are available to all through our website.
In conclusion, we thank all the library media specialists for participating in the survey and for their accomplishments as Delaware educators. As a final point, here is a quote from page iii of the report, which says, library media specialist responses "convey a sense of their commitment and dedication to the provision of high quality library services, and their vision of enabling students to academically achieve through the school library".
The survey instrument was enhanced this year with the help of Dr. Ross J. Todd who is well known and respected for his outstanding work in the area of library and information science. For more information about Dr. Todd, you may read about "The Ohio Study," in the Research Foundation Paper distributed by Scholastic, School Libraries Work! or visit http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~rtodd/index.htm.
Report of Phase Two of
Delaware School Library Survey: “Student Learning Through Delaware School Libraries”
Survey Instrument and Data of the Delaware School Library Survey, 2004 (Part 2)
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