School Library Web Site Survey

This survey is being conducted to get a better understanding of the types of features that school library media centers include in their web sites. My name is Dr. Odin Jurkowski and I teach in the library science program at Central Missouri State University. The findings from this research will benefit my students as we talk about web site development and technology in school libraries. If later accepted and published somewhere it will be informative for all school library media specialists in the country. 

In order to better plan our own sites, in order to better teach new LMSs about web development, and to show the current state of affairs, we need data. A pilot study was earlier conducted with a smaller set of web sites to properly prepare for this larger study. The survey below consists of 54 questions and should only take a quick 5-10 minutes to complete. Please make sure that if you are working in a larger library media center that only one library media specialist fill this out so that we do not get duplicate responses. All information provided will be kept anonymous and confidential. Please refer to the consent form before completing the survey. Thank You.  

Background Information  ( 9 Questions )
1. Does your library have a web site? Yes
No. If no, please check and then click here to jump down to the survey Submit button.
2. Who maintains the web site?

Library Media Specialist
Other

3. Number of years you have spent as a library media specialist 4 or less
5 - 9
10 - 20
21 or greater
4. Software used to maintain your web site

Macromedia Dreamweaver
Microsoft FrontPage
Adobe GoLive
Other

5. Type of Library (check all that apply)

Elementary
Middle
High

6. Location of your School Rural
Suburban
City
7. State (or country if not U.S.)
8. FTE Library Media Specialists 1 or less
2-3
4 or greater
9. FTE Paid Support Staff 1 or less
2-3
4 or greater
Basic Features  ( 7 Questions )  -  Please indicate if your web site contains the following:
10. Mailing Address

Yes
No

11. E-mail Address Yes
No
12. Phone Number Yes
No
13. Employees Listed Yes
No
14. Hours Open/Closed Yes
No
15. Webmaster Contact Information Yes
No
16. Date Website Last Updated Yes
No
Library Specific Web Site Features  ( 11 Questions )  -  Please indicate if your web site contains the following:
17. Mission Yes
No
18. Library News Yes
No
19. Policies Yes
No
20. Calendar / Schedule Yes
No
21. New Acquisitions Yes
No
22. Equipment available (ie. digital cameras, ...) Yes
No
23. Journal List (print journals subscribed to) Yes
No
24. OPAC Yes
No
25. Databases (paid subscription full-text) Yes
No
26. Award Sites (Caldecott, etc.) Yes
No
27. Class Resources (for specific teachers or classes) Yes
No
Links School Library Web Sites Often Contain  ( 15 Questions )  -  Please indicate if your web site contains the following:
28. Simple list of Web Site Links Yes
No
29. Web Sites by Subject Yes
No
30. Search Engines Yes
No
31. Career / College Yes
No
32. Fun Sites Yes
No
33. Government Yes
No
34. Health Yes
No
35. Homework Help Yes
No
36. News / Newspapers Yes
No
37. Online Magazines Yes
No
38. Reference Yes
No
39. Research Guides or Information Yes
No
40. Weather Yes
No
41. Teacher Sites by Discipline, Topic, and/or Grade Yes
No
42. Librarian Specific Links Yes
No
Additional Content Often Found  ( 10 Questions )  -  Please indicate if your web site contains the following:
43. Accelerated Reader (or similar alternative) Yes
No
44. Author Pages Yes
No
45. Bibliography Help Yes
No
46. Book Club / Book Fairs Yes
No
47. Copyright Information Yes
No
48. Instructional or Informational Materials Yes
No
49. Parent Volunteer Information Yes
No
50. Pathfinders Yes
No
51. Special Library Events Yes
No
52. Webquests Yes
No
Please answer the following questions with short answers:
53. Are there any additional features that your library web site includes that you could tell me about?

 
54. Are there features that you would like to include but cannot because of time, technical, or cost constraints? Any additional comments?

 

Now just click the Submit button below. Thank you!!