ERIC Number: ED263916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
School Library Media Centers.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This publication is designed to help Texas elementary and secondary educators evaluate and improve school library media programs in terms of planning, personnel, equipment, facilities, use of materials, and financial support. Following an introduction, the guide is divided into five sections. The first section, Library Media Center (LMC) Program, has subsections on services to students, teachers, administrators, and the community. The second section, Resources, has subsections on the campus, district, and regional collections; selecting and evaluating, organizing, and maintaining records of materials and equipment; and using community resources. The third section covers Facilities, and the fourth section, Financial Support, has subsections on annual expenditures for books, audiovisual materials and equipment, magazines and newspapers, encyclopedia sets and unabridged dictionaries, LMC supplies and rebinding of books, and professional materials; and financing the program in the new school. The last section, Library Media Staff, includes discussions of district and campus library media directors, school librarians, instructional media aides, clerical aides, student assistants, and volunteers. Appendices include a planning guide and a library media center appraisal checklist. A copy of the Texas compliance statement under Titles VI and VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, ll references, and a directory of directors and committees of the State Board of Education are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Media, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Material Selection, Library Personnel, Position Papers, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Materials, School Libraries
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas