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ERIC Number: ED001442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 43
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LIBRARY FACILITIES FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
MODERN METHODS OF TEACHING REQUIRE INCREASED RESEARCH, INDEPENDENT STUDY, READING, LISTENING, AND VIEWING. NEW DESIGNS FOR LIBRARY FACILITIES ARE NECESSARY. SOME OF THE INNOVATIONS IN LIBRARY SERVICE AND DESIGN INCLUDE--THE USE OF CARRELS FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDY, PROVISION OF A LIBRARY CLASSROOM FOR USE IN TEACHING LIBRARY RESEARCH TECHNIQUES, A DEPARTMENTALIZED LIBRARY WITH MATERIAL DIVIDED ON THE BASIS OF SUBJECT OR DEPARTMENT, ROOMS FOR TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL MATERIALS, AND AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT STORAGE SPACE. IN PLANNING SCHOOL LIBRARY FACILITIES, SEVERAL GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. THE LIBRARY SHOULD BE CENTRALLY LOCATED IN RELATION TO THE INSTRUCTIONAL AREAS AND SHOULD HAVE ITS OWN OUTSIDE ENTRANCE FOR USE AT NIGHTS AND ON SATURDAYS. THE SIZE OF THE LIBRARY SHOULD BE DETERMINED BY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT AND MAY TAKE ANY SHAPE THAT IS FUNCTIONAL, THOUGH LONG, NARROW QUARTERS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. CAREFUL SCIENTIFIC ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE FACTORS OF LIGHT, TEMPERATURE, SOUND CONTROL, AESTHETIC APPEAL, AND ADEQUATE SPACE TO INSURE THE SAFETY AND COMFORT OF THE LIBRARY USERS. A FUNCTIONAL LIBRARY SHOULD INCLUDE SPACE FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING--A READING ROOM WITH SPACE FOR BOOKS, PERIODICALS, AND CARRELS, ROOM FOR TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL MATERIALS, A CONFERENCE ROOM, A LIBRARY CLASSROOM OR ROOM FOR STORYTELLING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, LISTENING AND VIEWING ROOMS, STORAGE AREA FOR AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, A LIBRARY WORKROOM, A LIBRARIAN'S OFFICE, SPACE FOR TEXTBOOKS, AND DEPARTMENTAL LIBRARIES. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS OF THE FLOOR PLANS OF EXISTING ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL LIBRARIES DEPICTING DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS OF THESE FUNCTIONAL ROOMS, FURNITURE, AND EQUIPMENT ARE PRESENTED.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA