ERIC Number: ED063952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Early Childhood Library Specialist Program. Annual Report, June 1, 1971 - May 15, 1972.
Young, Tommie M.
The Early Childhood Library Specialist (ECLS) concept was first conceived as the Early Childhood Media Specialist, and was written into a proposal that included a curriculum for the training of such media specialists. Cognizant of the interrelationship of the library and media fields, the proposal was adapted to include aspects of children's and school library service, and community service. The program seeks to train enthusiastic college graduates who are interested in the potentials of media use in child development and training, and who can become effective practitioners of early childhood library methods. Additionally, graduates of the program are expected to possess the capabilities for initiating, organizing, and maintaining early learning collections and programs. While the primary function of the program is that of an academic agency concerned with the preparation of professional liberty personnel, it is in an enviable position to make an impact on the community at large. The participation of the five pupil-subjects and the Oxford Manor project confirm this role of The Early Childhood Specialist Program. This annual report of the ECLS program reports on the three components: preparation of early childhood and professional library personnel, parent/child project, and the Early Beginning Center. (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Central Univ., Durham. School of Library Science.
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