|Title:||The School Library In The Changing Metropolitan School Environment
|Author(s):||Fenwick, Sara Innis
|Subject(s):||Libraries and metropolitan areas
|Abstract:||Change has become a constant, and the acceptance of this factor
in all areas of our living has had the effect of continually challenging
the assumptions that guide our personal and public relationships, and
our productivity. That there are some important challenges to the
assumptions on which school library service operates is the basis of
my discussion today.
The setting is the school the school which Dr. Hansen has
When School Libraries Today and Tomorrow was formulated in
1945 to provide standards for the development of post-war school library
service, the first objective outlined for the school library was
to serve the school in the accomplishment of its educational purposes.
That objective continues to be the focus of planning for library service
in the school, and is reflected in the judicious planning of this
program . The definitions of the school library could be made only in
the light of such an interpretation of the problems of the metropolitan
school as Dr. Hansen has provided. The immediate environment of the
school library is the school; and to the extent that that environment is
modified and changed by demographic and sociological factors, as
well as by evolutionary innovations in educational goals and methods,
the school library is challenged to re-evaluate traditional modes
of organization and avenues of service. The school librarian shares
with every school staff member the responsibility for meeting the
needs of increasing and shifting populations that change the socioeconomic
character and the educational commitment of a community,
and at the same time he shares a part of the responsibility of every
librarian to the continuing intellectual life of man and the records of
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In H.Goldstein, ed. 1965. The changing environment for library services in the metropolitan area; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, October 31-November 3, 1965. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 64-75.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (12th : 1965)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1965.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16