New Report on School Libraries and School Library Services in New Zealand Aotearoa
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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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.