The numbers are in: the results of the Wyoming School Library Survey 2017-18 have been released and may be found on the WSL library statistics page.
Annually, the Wyoming State Library conducts a voluntary survey of school libraries to collect basic information on staffing, budgets, student use of the library and other measures. A large body of research has shown that a strong school library program — with sufficient staffing, collections and budget — is associated with higher student test scores.
The response rate for this year’s survey was higher than in 2016-17. Part of the reason for the increase could be increased awareness of the importance of the survey, as well as a need to have data for advocacy at the local level.
Questions about the survey, or about other school library issues, may be directed to Paige Bredenkamp, WSL School Library Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-6331.