ERIC Number: ED082801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Education Professions 1971-72. Part IV--A Manpower Survey of the School Library Media Field.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Members of professional organizations, representing school libraries and audiovisual personnel, set up new standards for staffing the library media centers. These standards recognize that school libraries were taking on new and greater responsibilities and were incorporating more and more audiovisual functions which require a new professional expertise, combining the skills of the librarian and those of the audiovisual specialist. This report is concerned with a study that was devised to provide some measure of the extent to which these standards were being adopted, not only in the staffing of school library media centers and the programs they developed but also in the professional schools at colleges and universities which prepare the staff for these centers. The general conclusion of this report is that the school library media field is making only tentative steps toward joining the two functions traditionally performed by librarians and by audiovisual specialists. While the best programs are moving toward new standards, very few school library media programs approach those standards. The report concludes with a summary of Federal efforts in the media field, particularly as these bear on the focus of this report. (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Standards, Media Specialists, Occupational Surveys, Personnel, School Libraries, Standards, Training
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. (Stock No. 1780-01180; $0.90)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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