ERIC Number: ED100393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School Library Media Programs and the National Program for Library and Information Services. Related Paper No. 7.
Franckowiak, Bernard M.
The nature of the instructional process, with emphasis on student involvement in the use of materials, makes it essential that excellent school library media programs be provided at the school building level. The National Program for Library and Information Services could provide substantial improvement in the provision of information services to schools. The national program could provide centralized material processing, automated information retrieval, and staff development opportunities. In return, the school media center could provide expertise in the use of audiovisual technology and open its collection to public use. In order to participate in the national program, a school should meet standards calling for a full range of services in five broad areas: access, reference, production, instruction, and consultation. Incentives should be provided to encourage school districts to meet the standards. Although difficulties can be expected in trying to bring all schools into national library network, good planning and coordination could overcome most obstacles. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Information Services, Institutional Cooperation, Learning Resources Centers, Library Cooperation, Library Education, Library Networks, Library Standards, National Programs, Needs, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, School Libraries, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC. National Program for Library and Information Services.