Survey of Library Staffing in PA Public Schools  

Each year, the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association conducts a survey of the school districts and independent schools in the state in regards to library staffing for the current school year. In the past, the survey was shared in the fall. However, this year the PSLA Board of Directors determined that our data would be more accurate if we gathered responses in January, when staffing would likely be settled for the school year. This data has been extremely valuable in our legislative and advocacy efforts over the past number of years, so we would greatly appreciate your help in gathering accurate information for the 2018-19 school year.

An additional question has been added this year to allow us to learn more about the electronic resources that school entities purchase beyond POWER Library.

A few reminders:
  • We ask that ONLY ONE survey be completed for each school district or independent school entity, so please coordinate with your fellow librarians to decide who will fill it out.
  • Please be sure to use the appropriate link below for your school situation.
  • You will need to know how many library staff (professional and paraprofessional) you currently have, how many you had last year, and which levels in your school entity purchase electronic resources beyond POWER Library.

We ask that all surveys be completed by January 31, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Burrell, Staffing Survey Coordinator, at [email protected].

Thank you for your assistance in collecting this vital data!

To complete the survey for a school district, please use this link:

To complete the survey for an independent school entity, please use this link: