Media Survey Results
The New Hampshire Educational Media Association
(NHEMA) Board, in partnership with the Office of Educational Technology
at the New Hampshire Department of Education, released an online
Library Media Survey in February 2007. Its purpose was to obtain
baseline data about New Hampshire public school library media centers.
Survey results can provide information for decision making on library
initiatives by the NHEMA Board, the NH Department of Education, and
other state policymakers and educational leaders.
Who completed the survey? It was
recommended that the online survey (via Survey Monkey) be completed
by your school's certified library media specialist (LMS). For schools
with more than one LMS, just one survey per library media center
was requested. If there was no certified LMS, the staff member designated
as the head library staff person was asked to complete the survey.
Download Survey, Presentations, and Reports
blank Word version of the
survey to see the questions that were asked.
slide presentation describing
the survey, with statewide results data, as well as format
of individual school reports. ( May 2008 NHEMA conference in
2007 NH Library Conference was held at the Mt. Washington
Hotel in May. Cathy Higgins and Sharon Silva co-presented
a session on the topic of ICT literacy and the role of information
/ media literacy within an ICT literacy program. You can
view the two Powerpoint files (PPT#1 and PPT#2)
from this session, which include selected data from the 2007
School Tech Survey, references to research on information
literacy, digital portfolios, instruction an assessment,
and more. The last slide on the 2nd presentation includes
notes from session participant discussions.
NH Educational Media Association (NHEMA)
shares their expertise regarding information and communication
technologies via their website, newsletters,
and spring conference.
Library Association has published a Workbook for Selection Policy
Writing to assist schools in developing a comprehensive policy on the selection
of instructional materials.
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