|Title:||Newer Teaching Methods and the Library Program in the Junior High School
|Author(s):||Ratliff, John A.
|Abstract:||There are so many changes in the schools, and they are coming so
fast these days that one is likely to become confused if he tries to
keep up and feels condemned if he does not. Any self-respecting librarian
will feel that he must know what is going on and try to adjust
procedures accordingly, because that is the nature of self-respecting
librarians. If one knows what the changes are and why they are
happening, he is not likely to feel so confused or condemned, and he
is not so likely to be taken in by temporary expedient shifts that have
little meaning. His choices will be more selective and his decisions
wiser in proportion to his understanding of what he is trying to do
and why he is trying to do it. One will derive more satisfaction from
his work because he will feel he is functioning adequately in his role.
So also will all the other people whose activities are to influence or
to be influenced by a properly functioning library. Thus it seems
that one of the best things to do is review and assess the pressures
that are producing changes in education, examine the changes, and
interpret the effects the changes bring. Then we can review and reorganize
our basic understandings so that we can correct our directions
where they need correction and adapt our procedures to
|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: 76-86.
|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