Keith Curry Lance and Debra E Kachel are proud to announce the launch of the https://libslide.org website. The State Intermediary Survey reports are finished as well and posted on the STATE SURVEYS webpage. Keith and Debra want to thank all of you who participated and provided data for these reports. It is our hope that you find the information useful to promote school library programs in your states and would love to hear how you plan to use the information.
Additionally, please follow our Twitter so you can learn of our latest updates, publications, and conference presentations. @lib_slide
Watch the recorded ALA Midwinter Conference session from January 23, 2021, as Keith and Deb present the background of the SLIDE project, its methodology, and some preliminary findings. https://libslide.org/presentations
PUBLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Contexts of School Librarian Employment (2021, January 26). https://libslide.org/pubs/contexts.pdf
This report summarizes responses to nine questions asked of school library leaders in all 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) to determine state support of school library programs. Questions address standards and guidelines, certification and staffing requirements, and direct funding and provision of statewide e-resources.
Appendix to Contexts of School Librarian Employment (2021, January 26). https://libslide.org/pubs/contextsappendix.pdf
This document is the Survey Monkey report of individual state responses to the State Intermediary Survey. These are the data on which the Contexts report is based. The responses appear in the order received; but, a table of contents page lists states alphabetically and indicates the pages on which their responses appear.
Requirements for School Librarian Employment: A State-by-State Summary (2021, January 27). https://libslide.org/pubs/requirements.pdf
This report summarizes legal requirements for school librarian staffing in the 50 states and D.C.