ERIC Number: ED352031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Class Manual for Public Libraries (LIS 388K.3). Fall 1992.
This manual is designed to accompany a University of Texas graduate course on public libraries that covers the historical development, legal basis, administration, financial basis, services to users, system organization, physical facilities, marketing, popular culture, issues, trends, and problems of public libraries. The manual contains the course syllabus and a reading outline that is keyed to course subject matter and contains 186 citations. The ma also contains information and exercises that supplement lectures and support major course assignments. Lecture supplements include outlines of 15 lecture topics and written exercises on standards, administration, finance, and systems, and a genre self-assessment test designed to engage the student in specific topics. One major assignment is the development of a glossary of public library terms. Students are given a lengthy list from which to choose terms to define and a three-page form used to evaluate the student glossaries is included. The second major assignment is an oral history project, which requires students to interview individuals who have made an impact on library development in Texas. The manual provides guidance for this type of project, including how to construct a biographical file, sample interview questions, and a sample oral history outline. A list of 26 people who have contributed to Texas library development is provided. The manual also contains three public library scenarios and seven sample quizzes that have been used in the course. (KRN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Graduate School of Library Science.
Identifiers - Location: Texas