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ERIC Number: ED286507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using the School Library.
Ediger, Marlow
To achieve the many goals set forth for school libraries, quality libraries containing a variety of printed and visual materials are needed. For example, because there are many differences among individual students, a variety of books at different reading levels and on different topics should be available, and librarians should employ various means of encouraging learner interest in reading. In addition, a wide selection of concrete, semi-concrete, and abstract learning materials should be available to appeal to students' diverse learning styles. Not only should these materials meet the needs of the students, but librarians should also develop a personal philosophy of helping learners to achieve. Moreover, libraries should have facilities that benefit individuals optimally, including a quiet environment for students using reading materials, a display area where students may discuss their observations with others, and conference rooms for committee work involving students. In addition, criteria for obtaining appropriate library materials should be established, and library materials and services should be continually evaluated. Finally, librarians should be well versed in the diverse psychologies of teaching and learning emphasized in the school curriculum. A five-item bibliography is provided. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A