ERIC Number: ED244612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Charlottesville-Albemarle Media Center: A Proposal for Implementation.
Coleman, J. Gordon, Jr.
Initiated as a graduate school project in educational media administration and later distributed to administrative personnel in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County public school districts, this document presents a 5-year plan for merging the district-level library media centers and related services of these two neighboring Virginia school districts. An analysis and description of the existing media centers and programs for each school system are provided, as is a brief history of similar cooperative endeavors between the two districts. The goals and objectives of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Media Center and proposed merger activities for each of the five years are outlined, covering the production of a union catalog and grade-level lists of educational media, interlibrary lending, cooperative equipment and material acquisitions, the provision of a combined facility, and the establishment of cooperative library/media utilization and instructional design services. Also presented are organizational descriptions of the existing library media centers, a proposed organizational chart for the cooperative media center, job descriptions for proposed center personnel, a check list of proposed center services and policies, a proposed evaluation schema, and merger budget estimates by year. A six-item bibliography is provided. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Budgets, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Interlibrary Loans, Learning Resources Centers, Library Acquisition, Library Services, Long Range Planning, Mergers, Occupational Information, Organizational Objectives, Program Proposals, School Districts, Shared Services, Union Catalogs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Virginia (Albemarle County); Virginia (Charlottesville)