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  1. Test scores higher in elementary schools where library staffing is at 80 hours per week

    Test scores are more than 20% higher in elementary schools where library media staffing is at 80 hours per week or more than in schools with less than 60 hours per week. Making the grade: the status of school library media centers in the sunshine state an ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 11:43 - Libraries Matter

  2. FCAT scores are higher where:

    In Florida high schools, FCAT [Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test] scores are higher where: The library media center is staffed more hours per week. There are more certified library media specialists. There are more paid library media staff memb ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 11:46 - Libraries Matter

  3. High schools showed improved test scores where there was better library staffing

    High schools showed even larger differences in test scores where there was better staffing: 55.1% of students passed the FCAT [Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test] reading test in higher scoring schools with library media staffing of 80 HPW [hour ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 11:50 - Libraries Matter

  4. In Florida’s elementary schools, FCAT scores are higher where

    In Florida’s elementary schools, FCAT [Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test] scores are higher where: There is a certified, university-trained library media specialist. The total number of paid staff is higher and there are more hours per week of ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 11:04 - Libraries Matter

  5. Middle schools with higher library staffing received higher scores

    At the middle school level, in higher scoring schools, 53.9% of middle schools with more than 80 HPW [hours per week] of library staffing scored at grade level or better while only 46.1% passed in schools with poorer staffing. Making the grade: the status ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 11:06 - Libraries Matter

  6. Nearby businesses benefit from their proximity to a library

    Looking specifically at purchasing by library customers, more than half of the visitors to the library spend $5 or less on a typical visit, with most of these expenditures at restaurants, coffee or food shops, as well as pharmacies and the post office... ...

    admin - 03/16/2012 - 15:00 - Libraries Matter

  7. Economic Output of the Carnegie Library

    In 2004 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh supported more than 900 jobs and $80 million in economic output in Allegheny County through its operations and renovations. Even without the additional impact of these renovations, the library can be expected to sust ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:21 - Libraries Matter

  8. Library as Tourist Destination

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the area's most visited regional asset. The Main Library in Oakland alone is the second most visited destination in the City. (p.2) Community impact and benefits Library as place Public libraries Create and Strengthe ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:20 - Libraries Matter

  9. Use of Public Libraries for Community Involvement

    Twenty-five percent who went to the library learned about political or cultural organizations or leisure activities taking place in the local community. More than 20% went to the library with friends or colleagues to work together on a common assignment o ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:20 - Libraries Matter

  10. Increased Importance of Libraries Amongst Users

    The National Library of Finland coordinated a customer survey for users of research and special libraries as well as public libraries in 2010. The first national online questionnaire was conducted in 2006. The number of responses rose by 56% compared to t ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:19 - Libraries Matter

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