School Library Statistics
Quantitative or numerical standards are one measure of success in achieving program goals. Such standards can be compared to local data and used to set measurable improvement goals. While no definitive national quantitative standards currently exist for school libraries, we are fortunate in Iowa to have data from the annual Survey of School Libraries conducted by the Iowa Department of Education. The data provides the opportunity to compare one’s own library program to other libraries of similar size and description in our state.
From 2002 - 2008, the School Library Survey was administered by the State Library of Iowa. The School Library Survey is now administered by the Iowa Department of Education. Please see Iowa School Library Program Data for the most current information.