ERIC Number: ED235803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Organizing and Establishing a Media and Research Services Center in a Secondary Vocational-Technical School: Procedures, Activities, Conclusions.
Intended both as a report on an Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Title IV project and as a guide for others wishing to initiate centralized media services in vocational-technical schools, this document describes the planning, funding, establishment, and the 1980 to 1983 operations of the Natchez Vocational Media and Research Services Center. The Center is designed to serve approximately 300 10th to 12th grade students of automotive mechanics, the building trades, business drafting, electricity, and the metal trades at the Natchez-Adams County Vocational School in Mississippi. It is noted that Natchez Center services include both the location of relevant print and nonprint materials published by outside sources and the inhouse production of videotape programs. The first half of the report presents information on budgets (with an example from the 1981-82 school year), personnel (with a vocational media specialist job description), assistance from support groups, facilities, equipment and materials, formulation of a selection policy (with sample materials and equipment evaluation forms), selection aids for vocational-technical materials, collection development, and community utilization of the center. A chronological description of the activities, procedures, and decisions involved in organizing and establishing the Natchez Center comprises the report's second half. Also provided is a list of companies producing vocational-technical materials in print and nonprint formats. (ESR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Check Lists, Guidelines, Learning Resources Centers, Media Selection, Media Specialists, Program Descriptions, Publications, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Videotape Recordings
Natchez Special Municipal Separate School District, P.O. Box 1188, Natchez, MS 39120.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Natchez-Adams County Vocational School, MS.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV; Natchez Adams Vocational School MS
Note: Foreword by Corinne Randazzo. Two figures may be marginally legible due to small print.