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Title: Patterns for Administering the Processing of Resources for the School Library Materials Center
Author(s): James, Viola L.
Subject(s): School libraries
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.
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: 33-58.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (10th : 1963)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1510
ISSN: 0536-4604
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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