|Abstract:||As a graduate of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library
Science, one continues to carry in his life-long learning activities
those ideals, concepts, and goals that were first given to him in
his graduate training. Thus I have been exposed to a multi -materials
philosophy for many years, and this philosophy is so much a part of
me that I feel highly honored to speak with you about "New Resources
for Library Materials Centers.* Dr. Stone, our keynote speaker, set
the tone of this conference and was able to express so clearly all the
potential of the school library materials center. I think that in practice
we do not as yet reach this goal, but we are moving in that direction.
It is hoped that this audio-visual presentation (Colored
slides were used throughout this presentation illustrating titles,
equipment, or uses of library resources in individual libraries.) will
amplify what Dr. Stone said, and in addition, expand your understandings
of the new things that are happening in the school library world.
Before presenting slides of the many types of resources available
today, I should like first to recommend to each of you the publication,
The School Library, Facilities for Independent Study in the Secondary
School, published by Dr. Harold Gores, President, Educational Facilities
Laboratories, 477 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N. Y. I
hope each of you will write for a copy and express appreciation to
him for this very thoughtful and imaginative publication. And I hope
you will also write to Dr. Ralph Ellsworth and thank him for his
authorship of this significant publication. Someone in the audience
asked last night, "What can we do to communicate with our superintendents?"
The Education Facilities Laboratories, because it was
primarily designed to assist the superintendent, is one agency that is
respected by them. Your superintendent has already received this
publication. Go in and ask him for his copy, borrow it, and discuss
the principles expressed in it in relation to your own library program.