1954: The school library supervisor
Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 1, 1954); Edited by Harold Lancour
The papers that follow do not comprise a comprehensive discussion of the entire field of school library supervision. Neither do they provide a detailed manual of practice for the guidance of the newly appointed supervisor. They do, however, bring together some basic ideas and practical suggestions sufficient for an introduction to the subject.
The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:
- Introduction - Harold Lancour
- Supervision in the Modern School - B. L. Dodds
- The School Library Supervisor at the State Level - Mary Peacock Douglas
- The School Library Supervisor in the Consolidated School District - Mildred Nickel
- The School Library Supervisor at the Municipal Level - Dilla MacBean
- Building Library Collections: Printed Materials - Gertrude D. May
- Building Library Collections: Non-Book Materials - Margaret Rufsvold
- Censorship As It Affects the School Library - Gladys L. Lees
- Evaluating School Library Facilities - Margaret Hayes
- Evaluating School Library Services - Carrie C. Robinson
- The Successful Supervisor - Robert B. Downs
- Summary of Group Discussions
- Conclusion: An Estimate of Accomplishment - Harold Lancour
Selected References on School Library Supervision
The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1954)The selection of printed materials is one of the most important tasks of a school librarian. It involves many factors - endeavoring to serve and satisfy the needs of many kinds of people, including the administration, ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1954)With the vast changes in the rapidly expanding educational program of today we have witnessed new areas and new services encompased in the curriculum and within the school as school boards, administrators, teachers, pupils, ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1954)The primary purpose of supervision is to accomplish certain ends. In order to achieve those objectives, one must, for better or worse, work through people. That is where the complexities begin, for as Charles Darwin discovered ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1954)Services of the school library are intangible and qualitative in nature and thus do not lend themselves readily to instruments of measurement. There is recognition, too, of the impossibility of evaluating services of the ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1954)The primary purpose of instructional supervision is to facilitate the learning of students by improving the conditions that affect it. Since sound planning for improvement requires an accurate appraisal of the strengths ...