ERIC Number: ED168599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the School Library Media Program in Networking.
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
This report of a study of the state of networking in school library media programs nationwide and the role of such programs in the National Program for Libraries and Information Services covers the rationale for inclusion of these programs in library networks, contributions of such programs to a national program, the benefits to the users of participating in networks, and problems and recommendations regarding participation in networks by these programs. This study was carried out by the Task Force on the Role of the School Library Media Program, appointed by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) with assistance from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The task force was assisted in its work by two papers prepared for use by its members--"School Media Programs and Networking: A Position Paper" by Mary Frances K. Johnson and Theodore Hines, and "Networking and School Library Media Centers: A Position Paper" by David V. Loertscher. Additional evidence was gathered at five open meetings attended by members of the profession, as well as by representatives of publishing companies, book distributors, cataloging services, the library press, and professional associations. Appendices include a list of task force members, examples of existing networks, and definitions. A bibliography is also provided. (JEG)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Information Networks, Information Services, Learning Resources Centers, Library Networks, National Libraries, National Programs, Opinions, Program Development, School Libraries
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 052-003-00622-7)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.