Public Libraries Volume 24

Public Libraries Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...D. Severance, librarian of the University of Missouri (University of Missouri Bulletin v. 20, No. ll, April, 1919). ' This pamphlet has been published in the interest of establishing standards for high school libraries in Missouri. In preparing for it, a careful study was made of the high schools of the state thru a questionnaire sent to all accredited schools, which brought 179 replies. The suggestions cover the essential features for schools of varying size from less than 200 to more than 500 pupils, and include the topics Housing and equipment; The librarian; Selection and care of books, classification, cata-loging, etc.; and Appropriations. It contains a selected working bibliography of eleven titles, and a summary of statistics secured from replies to the questionnaire. One high school at Lamar, Missouri, having an enrollment of only 135, employs a full time librarian; has a library of 4,796 volumes; a separate room for the library; a card catalog and other necessary equipment. In 64 of the 127 high schools reporting under 2(D enrollment, teachers have charge of the library and give a few hours a day in each case to this work. Only eleven of these teachers have had instruction in library work. High school pupils have charge of 29 libraries, the students being remunerated by remission of fees, by small stipends of $3 to $5 a month, or by some tangible reward. In several high schools the position of librarian is given to students who have the highest grades in their studies. The essential features of a standard library organization recommended are: Appropriate housing and adequate equipment; Professionally trained librarians; Scientific selection and care of books; with proper records; Adequate annual appropriations for salaries, ...
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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759486
  • 9781236759481