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Title: Building Library Collections: Printed Materials
Author(s): May, Gertrude D.
Subject(s): School libraries
Abstract: 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, the faculty and pupils as well as considering the type of school, the community in which it is located and the methods of teaching within the school. It is a steady process and should be shared by principal, faculty and pupils, for cooperation and interest is essential in planning a serviceable library. If there is a Library Supervisor in the city school system or within the county or state the librarian will have additional means of advice and council. In presenting this subject of selection no effort will be made to discuss the fundamental principles of book selection but rather to consider some of the problems and policies. The first problem is "Who selects the Printed Materials"? Is there a city wide or a state wide policy of selection? Should the Supervisor be responsible for the selection? What authority does a supervisor have in a specific school system?
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: 29-32.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (1st : 1954)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1463
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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