ERIC Number: ED338250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Principal's Role in Implementing "Information Power": The New National Guidelines for School Library Media Centers.
Townsend, Catherine M.
Arguing that the principal is a major player in any phase of educational change, this paper describes the principal's critical role in planning for change in a library media center. The paper is divided into three sections. In Section 1 the first of the two major phases of planning for change is described. It is noted that during this "initiation" phase of change, the principal and the school library media specialist work together to evaluate and assess the library media center program as it relates to the guidelines outlined in the publication, "Information Power." Section 2 describes the second phase, which involves gathering information and consulting the school staff and community to determine their needs. Section 3 is a case study which exemplifies the two planning phases for change. The study presents a planning for change scenario which calls for more technological access in a library media center. (6 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A