ERIC Number: ED396900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Patchwork: Handbook for Montana's Small School Libraries. Third Edition.
Morton, Claudette, Ed.; Loge, Charlene, Ed.
This document presents a collection of papers to be used as a practical guide and reference for delivering library services to small rural schools. The document targets rural school teachers, new school librarians, county superintendents, and rural and small school boards of trustees. Papers cover: (1) issues related to library administration, such as developing a mission statement, establishing a budget, program evaluation, and use of technology; (2) activities involved in collection development, such as acquisition and collection maintenance; (3) assessment of library materials, weeding, disposal of books, identifying needed materials for acquisition, cataloging, shelving, and processing of new materials; (4) the librarian's role and related strategies for teaching students information literacy skills; (5) an overview of accreditation standards for Montana schools that impact school libraries, including academic freedom policy, materials selection policy, and copyright policy; and (6) additional resources for teachers who also act as school librarians. Individual papers include: (1) "Administration of the School Library Media Center" (Kathy Branaugh); (2) "Collection Development" (Mary Bushing); (3) "Acquisitions and Organization" (Marilyn Mader); (4) "Skills for Life: Teaching Information Literacy" (Carolyn Lott); (5) "Policies and Procedures" (Claudette Morton, Mary Bushing); and (6) "Additional Resources" (Charlene Loge). Each paper includes a bibliography or a list of additional resources. (LP)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians, Library Acquisition, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Library Instruction, Library Material Selection, Library Policy, Resource Materials, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Libraries, Small Schools, State Standards, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Montana Coll., Dillon. Montana Rural Education Center.