A Tale of Two Surveys: A Comparison of National Studies on School District Library Supervisors

Barlow, Diane; DiScala, Jeffrey; Weeks, Ann Carlson; Kodama, Christie; Jarrell, Kelsey; Jacobs, Leah; Massey, Sheri A.
July 2015
School Libraries Worldwide;Jul2015, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p73
Academic Journal
In the last 50 years, the only national surveys of supervisors of school library services at the district level in the United States were conducted by research teams separated by decades in the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland. In this paper, the background, purpose and goals, methodologies, and findings of the two surveys are compared. The comparison reveals similarities and differences in the profile of the district supervisor, roles and responsibilities of the position, and incumbents' attitudes toward and experience with change.


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