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2000 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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SCHOOL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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General

In 1998-99 there were an estimated 1,862 professional librarians in schools (1,103 of which were Chartered) - an average of one for every 4,400 pupils. In London and Scotland the ratio is much better - one per 3,900 and one per 2,300 pupils respectively. Overall, 0.8% more librarians in schools were reported this year. In 1999, a survey conducted for the Library Association estimated that there were 6,400 secondary school libraries in the UK. Schools Library Services provided by local authorities spent £36.2 million in 1998-99 - equivalent to £5.16 per pupil. They stock an estimated 23.4 million items, of which 11.0 million (or 47%) were on loan. Additions to stock totalled 2.3 million in 1998-99, giving a replenishment rate of 9.7.

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Resources 1998-99

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Mean

Median

Stock per pupil

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3.8

3.1

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7.6

5.8

Additions

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1.0

0.9

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8.6

<3

Issues per pupil

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7.5

4.8

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0.3

1

Study places per 100 pupils

11.0

5.7

Expenditure per pupil (£)

7.18

5.69

Source: LA Survey of UK secondary school libraries

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Staffing 1998-99

Staffing

Source: LA Survey of UK secondary school libraries

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