ERIC Number: ED241061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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The Library Media Program and the School.
Baker, D. Philip
This book presents recommendations on many matters related to the organization, administration, and supervision of school library media programs. Chapters cover (1) the history of school library media program development in the United States, with special emphasis on the years since 1965; (2) the role of library media programs; (3) the relationship between the library media program and the instructional program; (4) management of library media programs; (5) effective supervision of paid and volunteer personnel and the evaluation of library media programs; (6) library media facility requirements and planning; (7) collection development; (8) the budget process; (9) the use of technology, particularly computerized technology, to render the services of the library media program more effective; (10) public relations programs and methods; (11) services and programs that the school library media program offers to special user constituencies, such as the bilingual learner, the student of English as a second language (ESL), the gifted and talented learner, the emotionally disturbed, and physically and mentally limited users; and (12) critical issues for today's library media program planner, including school closings, censorship, and the financing of education. An index to the book is provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Administration, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Media Specialists, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Public Support, School Community Relationship, School Libraries
Libraries Unlimited, Inc., P.O. Box 263, Littleton, CO 80160-0263 ($19.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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