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ERIC Number: ED350008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
La Administracion de las Bibliotecas Escolares (School Library Administration). IFLA Professional Reports, No. 29.
Galler, Anne M.; Coulter, Joan M.
This manual provides practical information on the planning, organization, and operation of school libraries. Some of the guidelines differentiate between small libraries with minimal collections and larger, better-equipped libraries with more resources. Introductory materials include definitions of terms used in this manual. Guidelines are then presented for eight areas of library operations: (1) library policy; (2) how to organize the collection, including cataloging; (3) rules for filing cards in the library catalog; (4) repairing books; (5) circulation procedures, including a brief mention of automated circulation systems; (6) services to teachers, administrators, and students, including the teaching of library skills and suggested library programs; (7) furniture and equipment; and (8) a description of a model school library, including space allocation, furnishings, and the collection. An alphabetical table of Dewey Decimal Classification numbers for various categories of library materials and a list of Dewey Decimal Classification numbers adapted for schools are appended. A 13-item bibliography--of which 11 items are in English--and a subject index are also provided. A list of IFLA professional reports in English together with an order form is included. (BBM)
Descriptors: Card Catalogs, Cataloging, Classification, Dewey Decimal Classification, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Learning Resources Centers, Library Administration, Library Circulation, Library Collections, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Instruction, Library Planning, Library Policy, Library Services, School Libraries
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).