ERIC Number: ED318479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Procedures Manual for School Library Media Centers. Revised.
Developed to provide suggestions for the efficient operation of a school library media center, this guide begins with the selection and acquisition of materials, including the formation of selection policy; the selection of instructional materials; criteria for evaluating picture books, fiction books, information books, films, filmstrips, nonmusical recordings, and computer software; purchasing procedures; and computerized collection development. Guidelines for processing provide suggestions for organizing a central library media collection; processing books; commercial cataloging; processing new books; cataloging and classification; preparing books for the shelf; processing paperback books and nonprint materials; the vertical file; procedures for typing and filing catalog cards; and reorganizing the card catalog. Guidance is also provided for the selection, processing, circulation, and maintenance of audiovisual equipment and materials. Guidelines for library circulation cover procedures and policy; ways to comply with the Privacy Law; selfservice checkout; and tips for proper shelving of books. Computer applications and criteria for automated library systems are also discussed. Guidance for library services covers scheduling, cooperation with teachers in curriculum planning, time management, job descriptions for support staff, the library media volunteer program, and student aides. Guidelines for maintenance address the inventory and repair of materials, sending books to the bindery, and weeding. Flow charts illustrating library processes are interspersed throughout the text, and additional materials provided include a glossary, a bibliography, state standards for Oklahoma, and a model materials selection policy. Appended materials include sample forms--e.g., self-evaluation sheets, user questionnaires, and charts for shared curriculum planning--which may be adapted or copied for use in most any library media center. (SD)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Cataloging, Cooperative Planning, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation, Library Circulation, Library Material Selection, Library Planning, Library Technical Processes, School Libraries
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.