ERIC Number: ED100293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The School Media Centre and the Public Library: Combination or Co-Operation.
In considering possible combinations of public and school library services, thought must be given to the varying roles of the two kinds of libraries, the location of facilities, the collection and circulation of materials, hours of services, qualifications of staff, system services, and community involvement. Some school-housed public libraries may work quite well, but this must be determined by the measurement of program and services against solid criteria. Combinations of public and school libraries may be more economical in some cases, but the most important consideration is good service. Dual purpose organizations of this nature are often mediocre or worse. However, the school media center and the public library may find ways to cooperate with each other and work together for more effective service and use of the tax dollar. A bibliography is included. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Learning Resources Centers, Library Cooperation, Library Services, Mergers, Organizational Change, Public Libraries, School Libraries
Ontario Library Association, 2397 Bloor Street West, Toronto M6S 1P8, Canada ($1.00 including postage and handling)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Library Association, Toronto. School Libraries Div.