ERIC Number: ED364236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Administering the School Library Media Center. Third Edition.
Morris, Betty J.; And Others
This guide brings together all aspects of administration of a school media center in light of the new qualitative standards in "Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs." The book focuses on practical considerations within a single school as reflected in the new developments in organizing and administering the center. The general principles in "Information Power" and computer applications are included throughout all appropriate chapters. Chapters include: (1) School Library to Media Center; (2) The Impact of "Information Power" as a Guideline for School Media Centers; (3) Functions of the School Library Media Center; (4) Developing a School Library Media Center Program; (5) Budget; (6) Staff; (7) Facilities; (8) Media Selection: Policies and Procedures; (9) Media Selection: Criteria and Selection Aids; (10) Technology: The Crucial Link; (11) Acquisition and Organization; (12) Managerial Concerns; (13) Beyond the Single-School Library Media Center; and (14) Evaluation. Examples, checklists, and forms illustrate each chapter as appropriate; and each chapter contains a list of further readings. The text of key supporting documents and directories of state school library media center agencies, other associations and agencies, and selected library furniture and supply houses are appended. (KRN)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Guidelines, Information Technology, Learning Resources Centers, Library Acquisition, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Services, School Libraries
R. R. Bowker, P.O. Box 31, New Providence, NJ 07974 ($41).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Power (AASL AECT)