Investigation and Analysis of the Current Status of School Libraries in China
Keywords:China, school library, school librarians, credentials, library infrastructure
Based on the surveys and the analysis of 72 school libraries in 6 provinces in 3 regions of China, this study found that although the development of school libraries in China has started, the core values and concepts of the school library services have not been reflected in its overall practice, and library infrastructure, services, and librarians’ credentials and school libraries’ digital resources have not improved significantly. There is a gap among school libraries between the economically developed eastern region and the poorer western regions, suggesting a more serious question of imbalance of school library services.
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