ERIC Number: ED022485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
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School Libraries in the United States. A Report Prepared for the National Advisory Commission on Libraries.
National Advisory Commission on Libraries, Washington, DC.; Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Objectives of this survey were : (1) to assess the recent history, current status, and trends of school libraries, and (2) to outline alternative approaches to the solution of major problems. A literature review, interviews, and field visits revealed that school library service is undergoing rapid development because of school library professional leadership, improved methods of instruction and instructional materials, higher library standards, and improved financial support. State education departments are also taking a more active role in library development. Major problems are: the absence of libraries in many schools, the gap between national standards and existing resources, the need to rapidly implement the use of new materials and techniques, difficulties in establishing adequate school library programs in the inner city and small school systems. , high capital cost of library facilities, critical manpower needs, inadequately supported state school library supervisory programs, no provision for staff or equipment in ESEA Title II, the copyright problem, inadequate statistics, the need for research, and the need for centralized technical processing and district materials centers. Some of the suggested solutions to these problems involve action through public policy while others require action within the school library profession. A bibliography of 30 items is appended. (JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Commission on Libraries, Washington, DC.; Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act