|Title:||Patterns for Administering the Processing of Resources for the School Library Materials Center
|Author(s):||James, Viola L.
|Abstract:||School libraries and school library materials centers are being
evaluated in terms of services they offer to the many changing philosophies
and methods of education. If the objective of the school
library is to contribute to achieving the objectives formulated by the
school, the objectives are more nearly attained when the major
function of the library is to provide high quality work with teachers
and students.* The librarian of this library or materials center
must work with the teachers of a team in the major emphasis of each;
he must provide materials for every level of maturity whether material
is presented by television or classroom teacher; he must watch
for and follow the changes in subject matter, such as the new mathematics
presents; he must have material ready for large groups of
students and for individuals. In addition to providing materials, he
must teach. He instructs both teachers and students in the use of all
library resources. The provision of materials and the teaching function
are two time-consuming activities. But before these functions
can be performed, the material, printed or audio -visual, must be
ordered, cataloged, and processed. These, too, are time-consuming
activities. Administrators and supervisors began to realize that
library service could be improved if a part of these responsibilities
would be taken from the librarians to provide more time for working
directly with teachers and students. The administrator of a school
district where no library service had been provided questioned from
the beginning the fact that similar and overlapping routines were
planned for each library. The search for the most effective way to
handle this problem of providing as much time as possible for direct
work with teachers and students is the topic of this paper.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In A. Lohrer (ed). 1963. The school library materials center: its resources and their utilization; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 3-6, 1963. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 33-58.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (10th : 1963)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16