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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
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Download the blank Word version of the survey to see the questions that were asked.
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View slide presentation describing the survey, with statewide results data, as well as format of individual school reports. ( May 2008 NHEMA conference in Nashua, NH)
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View School Library Report Format which includes statewide data.
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The 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.

Library Organizations

The NH Educational Media Association (NHEMA) shares their expertise regarding information and communication technologies via their website, newsletters, and spring conference.

The American Library Association has published a Workbook for Selection Policy Writing to assist schools in developing a comprehensive policy on the selection of instructional materials.

Online Content for NH Schools

NHewLINK: The New Hampshire State Library provides all public schools in the state with FREE access to an outstanding collection of full-text and bibliographic databases called NHewLINK . . . a wealth of materials to assist students at all grade levels with valuable curriculum related resources including: daily newspaper articles to provide up-to-date coverage of current events, academic resources for students in AP and other advanced courses, and more than 80,000 biographical sources.

NHEON: The New Hampshire Department of Education supports the NH Educators Online web portal, providing NH curriculum standards and lessons in a multi-search database, professional development resources, and promising NH projects and programs.

Last updated: December 1, 2008