ERIC Number: ED352043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-6
Systematic Collective Action To Improve Media Services in a High School Library.
McLellan, Francis R.
This practicum was designed to improve a high school education media center through systematic collective action. The goal was to improve delivery of education media services by: (1) improving material conditions; (2) developing collaboration between education media specialists and academic teachers; and (3) involvement of the entire learning community in employing research to shape the effort by which the media services could be brought up to standards. Activities included writing and distributing a newsletter; systematically monitoring progress on meeting accreditation standards; starting Friends of the Library and Young Adult Literature groups; developing a program of student media tutors to work with peers; seeking private funding for needed improvements; and developing a long range plan. Results included the creation a multimedia room; funding for an online satellite disc; funding of a feasibility study to generate more media space; improvements in print, nonprint, and microfiche materials; acquisition of an Infotrac unit, three microcomputers, and a laser disc in the media center; a complete reorganization of the media administrative structure; and an increase in the number of users. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/KRN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.