The average school library today is a well-connected facility with significant numbers of computers for students and staff to do research, according to a major survey of school library media centers. But the survey also suggests that school district leaders need to pay more attention to their elementary school libraries and that larger schools should be spending more per pupil on their libraries than they do now.

The survey, called "Sizing Up America's Libraries," comes from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). It is the first of what AASL intends as an annual series of snapshots on the state of


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