ERIC Number: ED145824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
The World of Audiovisual Education: Its Impact on Libraries and Librarians.
Ely, Donald P.
As the field of educational technology developed, the field of library science became increasingly concerned about audiovisual media. School libraries have made significant developments in integrating audiovisual media into traditional programs, and are becoming learning resource centers with a variety of media; academic and public libraries are moving at a slower pace. An increase in cooperative activity between the library and audiovisual fields is apparent. In this information rich world, contemporary media provide information for the masses, yet there is reluctance to accept these forms of communication in the school and library. We need to ask not what audiovisual media and technology can contribute to the library, but what types of people are seeking what types of information and how successful they are in fulfilling their needs. We must ask ourselves how well prepared we are for a future of increased: (1) independent study; (2) need for meeting clients' needs; (3) knowledge of special contributions to learning by each type of media; (4) recognition of future development of technology; and (5) acceptance and use of a behavioral approach to community information problems. Library schools need to encourage originality, boldness, and flexibility for dealing with the future. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Mini-conference preceding the Biennial Conference of the Library Association of Australia (Hobart, Tasmania, August 25, 1977)