ERIC Number: ED108655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-24
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Youth: Communication and Commitment in the High School Library.
Shapiro, Lillian L.
Sociological changes in secondary school education are surveyed, with an emphasis on the attitudes of high school librarians as professionals. Cynicism among high school adolescents, the importance of peer identity, and the responsibilities of the high school library are also investigated. Several realistic goals are suggested to encourage librarian use of non-print materials and the improvement of communications between media-oriented instructors and librarians. Justifications are presented for the American Library Association (ALA) School Library Bill of Rights for Media Center Programs which seeks to provide consultant services and encourage the use of media resources and facilities. Libraries without walls, the librarians's role in creating new materials, and the effective handling of this new concept are discussed. Several points of emphasis are included that relate to the psychology of learning and individual differences of students. Appendixes include a Guide to Media Materials, the ALA Policy Statement on Library Education and Manpower, the School Library Bill of Rights, American Association of School Librarians Statement of Purpose, and The National Education Association Bill of Teacher's Rights. (DS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Communication Problems, Educational Innovation, Educational Sociology, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), High School Students, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Role, Library Standards, Media Specialists, School Community Relationship, School Libraries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Textbooks
R. R. Bowker Company, P.O. Box 1807, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($13.50)
Publication Type: Books
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