More than 550 people took part in the survey from approximately 20% of schools in New Zealand. We’ve analysed their responses, and the results are available now.
The survey found that there are great variations in the management and operation of school libraries throughout New Zealand. Between different school types, these variations relate particularly to library services involving technology, library environments, and library staffing levels.
However, there were also some commonalities. Many respondents from all school types expressed a desire to engage more with parents and whānau, and the school and wider communities.
Responses to questions about the role and importance of the library indicate a widely-held view that the school library has an important part to play in supporting literacy development for students, learning across the curriculum, and student well-being.
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