ERIC Number: ED390439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
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History of the National College of Education Libraries, 1920-1978. Revised.
Lester, Marilyn A.
This document provides a history of the National College of Education libraries from 1920 through 1978. The research process consisted of five major activities: (1) locating and collecting information from written sources; (2) conducting oral history interviews; (3) extracting information from audio tapes; (4) organizing the information from all sources into a logical structure; and (5) writing the final document. Library facilities and major events are discussed in chapter 1. Highlights include the library beginnings, expansion and development, library collections housing, and instructional television. Chapter 2 discusses accomplishments of the six library directors who served the National College of Education libraries in the first 58 years. Chapter 3 focuses on the evolution from libraries to learning resource centers. Discussion includes the philosophical change, the faculty status of librarians, innovations and ideas of the most recent library director, and administrative reorganization. Appendices provide the college fall enrollment statistics by head count for 1928 through 1986, library collection statistics for 1919 through 1986, library circulation statistics for 1926 through 1986, and a chronology of library directors/deans from 1920-1986. (Contains 40 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Education Libraries; National College of Education IL