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Title:Newer Teaching Methods and the Library Program in the Junior High School
Author(s):Ratliff, John A.
Subject(s):School libraries
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 them.
Issue Date:1963
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

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