Issues & Trends for SLMS around Georgia
Students interview SLMS
One half said...
Facility designs and renovations fall on SLMS, AP's, and the county.
The economy has made some type of negative impact on their program.
Other half said...
The county handles everything without local school input.
When asked about economic impact...
The "loss of media clerks" or hosting "more fundraisers" and "cutting down on book funding" has certainly drained the energy in a program. Only one out of the six interviewed said he received generous funding without having to worry about a budget. The other five interviewed said they were responsible for purchasing supplies that are used outside the media center with no direct benefit to the media center.
- 67% said they do not have EVERYTHING they need but they are able to "make do just fine."
- 50% said there are no plans to improve technology anytime soon.
- 5 out of 6 said there role includes Technology Leader.
100% see main role as learning specialist
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