ERIC Number: ED025241
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Publication Date: 1967
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Instant Libraries for Instant Junior Colleges.
Fusaro, Jan B.
Minnesota Libraries, v22 n4 Winter 1967
This report cites the inadequate and chaotic means being used to establish new junior college libraries today. Booklists "borrowed" from other junior colleges are too specifically oriented to the needs of the lending institution, and lists generated by associations are too broadly based to be efficient in specific cases. Furthermore, a strong tendency exists among compilers of library booklists to by-pass non-book materials such as motion pictures, filmstrips, and audiotapes. They also list books that are out of print and do not provide acquisition cost estimates. Librarians proclaim worthy objectives but continue to produce lists with the same shortcomings. Consequently there are no lists that can be relied on to estimate library budgets or assure specific course coverage, such as vocational technical, an area long neglected on library start-up lists. The author proposes a national committee to develop individual bibliographies for both transfer and terminal programs in junior colleges. Such master curricular resource lists composed of (1) books, (2) periodicals, (3) audiovisuals, and (4) general guidelines would have the advantages of (1) allowing libraries to be tailor-made for each college, (2) stressing quality over quantity of books, (3) focusing on curricular support, (4) allowing maximum use of budget and space, (5) promoting faculty, administrator, and librarian cooperation by allowing areas of mutual interest to develop, and (6) permitting creative cooperation to evolve. (RM)
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota