KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities did an investigative report on the age and condition of the book collections in Minnesota media centers. Here is link to the story, in case you missed it. http://kstp.com/article/stories/S763319.shtml?cat=1 Data on the collections came from the Metronet Check It Out! School Library Media Census, 2004.
Leslie Yoder, President of MEMO (Minnesota Educational Media Organization), was interviewed. She spoke to the importance of not only up-to-date book collections, but the vital need for certified media specialists in every school to make the most of a library media program. Others interviewed include Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Karen Klinzing and Mike Droden, Stillwater Area Schools Director of Technology.