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ERIC Number: ED195266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Utilization of Secondary School Libraries.
McCoy, Lynda; And Others
Findings of this self-evaluative study of secondary school teachers indicate that they are frequent school library users, coming primarily to acquire learning materials and to consult with the teacher-librarian. They do not, however, use the library as an alternative teaching space or use the teacher-librarian as a team teacher. Furthermore, the higher the ratio of teachers to teacher-librarians, the higher the dissatisfaction with the library. Teachers perceive only a limited curriculum role for the teacher-librarian, and appear to be unaware of the wide range of available library services. It is recommended that teacher-librarians work with school principals and their staffs to develop library objectives, programs, and evaluation procedures at both school and system level to improve library utilization. Further studies are required concerning library collections and services, curriculum served, staffing, and in-service education. Appendices include areas researched and a teacher survey. The bibliography lists 54 references. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Library Users; Teacher Librarians