ERIC Number: ED259861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Unravelling the Patchwork: Procedures Manual for Rural Montana Schools.
Moore, Susan; And Others
Designed to assist rural Montana schools in establishing and maintaining library-media centers, this procedures manual presents basic and specific information on all phases of operating a small school library. The first three chapters set forth the major responsibilities of the school librarian, Montana standards for school library personnel, and guidelines for adequate library quarters. Chapters 4 and 5 cover standards for selection of print and nonprint materials including specific points to cover in writing a comprehensive materials selection policy. Suggestions for balancing the school library collection are followed by criteria and recommendations for selecting reference books, periodicals, maps and globes, and audiovisual materials. Chapters 6-8 outline steps for ordering materials, processing, shelving, classifying, and cataloging. Addresses are listed for book jobbers, subscription agencies, and suppliers of printed catalog cards and audiovisual materials. Chapters 9-12 explain procedures for weeding and discarding, repairing materials, inventory, and circulation. The final chapter discusses the many microcomputer applications in the small library and provides criteria for evaluating software. Appendices include a bibliography of library and media materials, sources for free and inexpensive materials, lists of Caldecott and Newberry medal winners, and recommended books for grades 1-12. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Materials, Library Services, Library Standards, Nonprint Media, Reading Material Selection, Reference Materials, Rural Schools, School Libraries, Small Schools
Western Montana College, Education Office, Dillon MT 59725 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Western Montana Coll., Dillon. Montana Rural Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Montana