ERIC Number: ED389298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Alaska K-12 School Libraries.
Sitter, Clara L.; Matthis, Della
This guide is a general introduction to school libraries with specific information for libraries in Alaska. More than 60% of the nearly 500 public schools in Alaska have fewer than 200 students, and it is not unusual to find school libraries staffed by people with little or no preparation. This guide answers many frequently asked questions. The overview provides an introduction to school librarianship, in general, and Alaska, in particular. The "Nitty Gritty" section, the real body of the work, takes specific topics and provides a brief explanation of the subject with practical how-to suggestions for implementing ideas or following up with further study. The Nitty Gritty contains 73 topics, designed so that they can be copied for the library. Topics range from accreditation standards for Alaska libraries, through bibliographies for age groups and special interests, to discussions of technology, vendors, and special resources such as story tellers. The 73 topics are arranged alphabetically. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Library, Juneau.