ERIC Number: ED210014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Planning--Is the School Librarian Relevant?
Broadbent, Marianne; Broadbent, Robert
Although the need for adequate exploitation of limited resources is a recurring theme in discussions on school based curriculum development, surprisingly little attention in the education literature has focused on the possible role of the school librarian as school resources coordinator and contact point for resources outside the school. The implications of this role seem to have been overlooked by teachers and educational administrators but not, as evidence indicates, by school librarians. Three principal reasons for this situation are confusion amongst school librarians about their entry point in the curriculum development process; the ways in which school librarians have applied their special knowledge to information organization, retrieval, and dissemination; and the mismatch sometimes developed between resources and services promoted and the learning environment of the school. An interactive model is proposed for involving the librarian in the curriculum development process and administrators are encouraged to use their 'scarce resources' wisely, including school librarians. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for educational administrators in New South Wales, Australia.