Survey Says: A Look at School District Library Supervisors

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A presentation at AASL National Conference 2013. Presented by Jeffrey DiScala. Created by Sheri Anita Massey. A product of the Lilead Project, a research project conducted at the University of Maryland's iSchool and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

This presentation takes a look at the roles and responsibilities of those individuals that supervise their school district's library program. It discusses demographics, roles, responsibilities, and challenges.

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  • Coordinator – 30%Director – 25%Supervisor – 16%Specialist – 8%Head or District Librarian – 7%The rest fall into other.
  • MLS – 61% MS in Education - 40%Certificate of Advanced Study – 18%Other Masters – 16%PhD – 5%
  • Library Services – 78%Educational & Instructional Technology – 12% Instructional Materials or Resources – 8%Curriculum and Instruction – 7%Multiple Departments – 19%
  • Extremely ImportantProfessional Development – 84%Advocacy – 80%Advising – 78%Policies (with mission and vision) – 69%OPAC – 62%Budgeting – 50%
  • DAILY ActivitiesAdvising – 61%OPAC – 49%Advocacy – 39%Tech Support – 24%Materials – 16%Meetings – 11% daily and 40% weekly
  • Survey Says: A Look at School District Library Supervisors

    1. 1. SURVEY SAYS! A Family Feud Exploration of Your School District’s Library Supervisor Jeffrey DiScala iSchool, University of Maryland #SLsupervisors AASL Conference 2013
    2. 2. Want to view this presentation? View and save this presentation. Find it at: bit.ly/surveysaysppt #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    3. 3. Comments? Feedback? Tag your tweets with #SLsupervisors Check out the conversation: bit.ly/surveysaystweetbeam #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    4. 4. Objectives • Explore the roles and responsibilities of school district library supervisors across the country • Compare your understanding of your supervisor’s leadership role to data from a national survey • Discuss ways in which the presence or absence of a district supervisor might affect a school’s library program #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    5. 5. The Lilead Project • Three year grant to study school district library supervisors • Demographics • Roles • Responsibilities • Challenges #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    6. 6. BASIC DEMOGRAPHICS
    7. 7. Age of Supervisors 25 – 34 3% 35 – 44 12% 45 – 54 28% Prefer not to answer 2% 65 or older 6% #SLsupervisors 55 – 64 49% @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    8. 8. Gender of Supervisors Male 18% Female 80% #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala Prefer not to answer 2% @lileadproject
    9. 9. Race of Supervisors Asian 1% White or Caucasian 87% American Indian or Alaska Native 1% Two or More Races 1% Prefer not to answer 5% Black or African American 5% #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    10. 10. The Average Supervisor #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    11. 11. Family Feud- Opening Cue and Theme Song (1994-1995) Source: www.youtube.com
    12. 12. Question #1 What is the title of the person that supervises school libraries in your school district? #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    13. 13. Respond! – What is their title? You may respond at http://pollev.com/lileadproject Text 432804 and your message to 37607 Tweet “@poll 432804” and your message
    14. 14. You said… Supervisor Titles #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    15. 15. SURVEY SAYS!!! #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    16. 16. Question #2 What degrees or certifications do you think your supervisor has?
    17. 17. Respond! – What degrees or certifications? You may respond at http://pollev.com/lileadproject Text 545031 and your message to 37607 Tweet “@poll 545031” and your message
    18. 18. You said… Degrees and Certifications #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    19. 19. SURVEY SAYS!!! #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    20. 20. Question #3 In which department of the school district administration is your library district supervisor located?
    21. 21. Respond! – What district department? You may respond at http://pollev.com/lileadproject Text 545055 and your message to 37607 Tweet “@poll 545055” and your message
    22. 22. You said… Departments #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    23. 23. SURVEY SAYS!!! #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    24. 24. Question #4 What is your library district supervisor’s most important responsibility?
    25. 25. Respond! – What is the most important responsibility? You may respond at http://pollev.com/lileadproject Text 545417 and your message to 37607 Tweet “@poll 545417” and your message
    26. 26. You said… Most Important Responsibilities #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    27. 27. SURVEY SAYS!!! #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    28. 28. Question #5 On what task does your district supervisor spend the most time?
    29. 29. Respond! – What task takes most time? You may respond at http://pollev.com/lileadproject Text 545419 and your message to 37607 Tweet “@poll 545419” and your message
    30. 30. You said… Tasks Taking Up Most Time #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    31. 31. SURVEY SAYS!!! #SLsupervisors @jeffdiscala @lileadproject
    32. 32. QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?
    33. 33. Contact Information Jeffrey DiScala discala@umd.edu @jeffdiscala The Lilead Project lileadproject.org

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