ERIC Number: ED222164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
School Libraries and Priorities for Development: Selected Comments.
Beilke, Patricia F.
This paper examines the establishment and development of school libraries within a context of international educational improvement and proposes three discussion questions for the meeting of the Section on Statistics of the Management and Technology Division of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). The paper is divided into nine sections, which discuss the purpose of school libraries, the improvement of school libraries and education, the familiarization of teachers with school libraries, the training of persons to establish school libraries, the educational program for school librarians, the necessity for joint planning by teachers and school librarians, the need for stimulation of the development of school library materials and equipment, the availability of computer technology to school librarians, and the collection of school library statistics. The paper also identifies three questions for later discussion including IFLA contributions to the UNESCO and World Bank education sector analyses, IFLA guidance of needed experimental projects for education, and IFLA support of a specific proposal to assist Nicaragua to form an association for professional librarians and develop a system of gathering and reporting statistics. A list of 14 references is provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, International Organizations, International Programs, Librarians, Library Planning, School Libraries, Teachers, Training
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, The Philippines, August 18-23, 1980).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).