ERIC Number: ED031195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Needed: New Learning Centers for Old Libraries in Minnesota's Junior Colleges.
Audiovisual Journal, v3 n1 Sept 1968
This article presents several suggestions for changing traditional libraries into more up-to-date learning resources centers. It describes criteria established by The American Library Association and by the Division of Audiovisual Instruction of the National Education Association and points out the need for greater cooperation between the two organizations in developing a workable set of standards for both materials and services. Work on "ALA Standards for Junior College Libraries" has been suspended for inclusion of more material pertinent to the role of media centers. A great deficiency has been too little use of trained semi-professional personnel. Time and effort devoted to orienting, training, and supervising these paraprofessionals would greatly improve library service for both faculty and students. Their usefulness would be most apparent in the audiovisual area--TV, film and audio production, equipment use and repair, graphics, etc. Minnesota's junior colleges offer greater opportunity for creativeness and innovation in this area. The faculty is already receptive to the new approach, awaiting only the proper organization and adequate personnel for complete audiovisual-plus-library service. (HH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Audio-Visual Extension.