ERIC Number: ED315028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs.
American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL.; Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.
Developed jointly by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), these guidelines for the school library media specialist are based on the premise that teachers, principals, and library media specialists must form a partnership and must plan together to design and implement the program that best matches the instructional needs of the school. Emphasis is placed on the responsibility of the building level media specialist to exercise leadership in establishing the partnerships and initiating the planning process. The central unifying concept of the guidelines is the provision of both physical and intellectual access to information, increasingly through networks extending well beyond the school. The guidelines are presented in eight chapters: (1) The Mission and the Challenges; (2) The School Library Media Program; (3) The School Library Media Specialist: Roles and Responsibilities; (4) Leadership, Planning, and Management; (5) Personnel; (6) Resources and Equipment; (7) Facilities; and (8) District, Regional, and State Leadership. Seven appendixes provide: a report on a survey of school library media centers; budget formulas for materials and equipment; library media facility guidelines; policies and statements on access to information; a list of selected research studies; and lists of individuals who have contributed to the development of the guidelines, either financially or as professional consultants. An annotated bibliography lists 12 sources of information on the history of school libraries and six guides to national standards and guidelines for school library media programs published between 1920 and 1975. (GL)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Planning, Guidelines, Information Networks, Information Services, Leadership, Learning Resources Centers, Library Standards, Media Specialists
American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 1126 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($11.65 members, $12.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL.; Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED485535
Note: For a related discussion guide, see IR 014 103.