2009 “School Libraries Count!” personalized online reports now available to participants

Contact: Stephanie Book

AASL Manager, Communication

(312) 280-4389



For Immediate Release

March 30, 2010

CHICAGO – Personalized online reports are now available to school librarians who submitted responses to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 2009 “School Libraries Count!” survey, the annual survey that is part of AASL's longitudinal study. To access the 2009 reports participants should visit
www.ala.org/CFApps/aasl/slc/slc_pre_report.cfm, enter their school’s NCES number and use the passcode of “sclpass.” Note that when participating in the 2010 survey participants are being asked to set a personalized passcode for use in next year’s personalized reports. To participate in AASL’s 2010 “School Libraries Count!” survey, visit

The “School Libraries Count!” personalized report is an invaluable advocacy tool at the national, state and district level to help school librarians as they make cases for increased funding or maintaining current funding. “School Libraries Count!” reports offer a great way for school librarians to compare themselves with other schools that are held to the same state standards and are working in identical settings. Personalized reports pull participant information and compare to other school libraries that are the same type (elementary, middle, high) and enrollment size within their state and nation-wide.

As an added benefit, AASL members can download a PDF of AASL’s national report with the “School Libraries Count!” look and feel, which provides a mile-high snapshot of current trends in the profession incorporating the overall national results in graph form for comparison.

More information about “School Libraries Count!” and its key findings from previous years is available at
www.ala.org/ala/aasl/slcsurvey. For assistance or questions regarding the 2010 survey or 2009 report, contact Allison Cline at

The American Association of School Librarians,
www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.