ERIC Number: ED031347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Activities and Recommendations Made Under Title III, ESEA P. L. 89-10 Planning Grant for Model Saturated School Library.
Deer School District 21, AR.
A Planning Grant, Funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Act, was awarded to Deer School in Newton County, Arkansas, for the purpose of making a study to determine the specific methods and know-how needed to establish a community school library in a rural area to operate as a materials center, study laboratory, and a reading center. This library was set up as a demonstration center for small, rural schools throughout the nation. Included in the surveys conducted were: (1) an inventory of present instructional materials in Deer School Library and in 4 school districts in the county; (2) an investigation to determine what would be an adequate collection of instructional materials to meet needs of Deer School's educational programs; (3) an evaluation of Deer School Library's present library services, and (4) a comparative table of course offerings in the county's high schools, grades 7-12. Among the conclusions drawn from first-hand investigations and observations of other schools throughout the U. S. were (1) not all schools visited were providing exemplary library service; (2) the personality of the librarian and staff appeared to be more important than the materials available, and (3) libraries were over-crowded, and, in most instances, additional space was being planned. The concept of a Saturated School Library was found to be one which provided guidance to a multi-media program of instruction which pervades all activities within the educational program. The services and materials of the Model Saturated School Library are discussed. (CM)
Descriptors: Community Services, Demonstration Programs, Inservice Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Facilities, Library Materials, Library Services, Mobile Educational Services, Parent Participation, Poverty Areas, Reading Centers, Remedial Reading, Rural Areas, School Libraries, Small Schools, Study Centers, Teaching Machines
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Deer School District 21, AR.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Deer School AR