ERIC Number: ED065168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Guidelines for Library Service to Children Pilot Projects.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
The Task Force on Library Service to Children appointed in 1971 prepared these guidelines. The history and background that led to this appointment is given in the guidelines. The pilot program was to involve a number of centers which would demonstrate a variety of service patterns so that strengths and weaknesses of both the school and public library service to children, singly and cooperatively, could be assessed. These pilots were to be in operation for three years. At the end of this period, a report was to be submitted and recommendations made on demonstrated ways to meet all the library needs of all children, preschool through grade six. A request for funding was prepared. However, a "zero increase" budget necessitated the elimination of the funds for these pilots. But, because of the broad interest in the subject and the real concern of the field, the Task Force recommended that the "Guidelines" be issued so that communities could be fully informed of the proposed nature of the pilot program and further planning stimulated. It is hoped that the dissemination of these "Guidelines" may stimulate cooperative planning for improvement of library service to children. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
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