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Title: Evaluating School Library Services
Author(s): Robinson, Carrie C.
Subject(s): School libraries
Abstract: 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 school library as separate and apart from an evaluation of the school -- certainly of the major elements if not of the whole school. This does not mean that an effort to evaluate the services of the library should be undertaken only at such intervals as when a committee, composed of educators outside the school personnel, come in to appraise the school for purposes of accreditation. On the contrary, the successful on-going of the educational program is so dependent on a functional library that continuous evaluation of its services is highly desirable if not imperative. For best results, such an evaluation should engage school-wide participation, and to whatever degree this practice is not employed, the evaluation is less valid than it should be from the standpoint of providing learning situations in which the learner is motivated by real problems and goals that have meaning for him. Creating ' jeadiness and desirability within school staffs for acceptance of this responsibility is one of the major tasks for supervision.
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In H. Lancour (ed). 1954. The school library supervisor : a report of an institute on school library supervision held at the University of Illinois Library School, October 3-6, 1954. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 60-71.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (1st : 1954)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1438
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1954
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-13
 

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