A 1964 survey by the Committee on Professional Status and Growth of AASL (American Association of School Librarians) of institutions listed in the USDE Directory as offering a program of teacher education (population: 1,209; sample size: 683 or 56.5%; responding: 398 or 32%) showed thatwhile responding institutions tended to rate themselves average on other measures of educational effectiveness, 57% (214) of the institutions answering this particular question rated themselves as having minimal or no success in providing experiences for students to work with boys and girls in school library situations.                     (Source)

        Ibid…. showed thatof responding institutions 18% (68) reported they did not provide specific opportunity for use of materials in school library situations; 51% (196) reported that they do not use the adequacy of the collection as 1 criterion in the selection of schools as teaching centers; and 64% (249) do not use the presence of a school library and librarian as a requirement for selecting a school as a teaching center.              (Source)

         Ibid…. showed that, of the 268 responding institutions reporting one or more courses, 82 have a laboratory school library and 124 report an organized collection of materials either in addition to or in place of a laboratory school library.                        (Source)

         Ibid…. showed that268 of responding institutions offered 1 or more courses for future teachers dealing entirely with printed or AV materials, with the effective use of such materials, or with the nature and function of the school library.                  (Source)

Dr. David Kohl

 "Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."

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