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Library Movement Growing
by Nora E. Beust, Specialist for School and Children's Libraries
76 360 157 544
98, 228 352. 062 169, 160 680, 958
89 224 155 187 43
760,000 431, 158, 505
HE OFFICE of Education is preparing Book stock in the centralized libraries of plete but in 1947-48 there was a school
a statistical circular regarding school li- these cities increased from 3,388,771 in librarian salary expenditure of $2,803,717 brary facilities in cities of 100,000 or more 1941-42 to 4,271,367 in 1947-48, or 26 reported by the five cities of more than a population based on data obtained from percent.
million population, included in the Office of superintendents of schools. Evidence indi- Expenditures for books, pamphlets, pe
Education survey. cates the growing importance to children of riodicals, and newspapers reported in 1947– up-to-date and effective library service in 48 showed an upward trend of 138 percent
School library statistics for cities of schools. over the 1941–42 expenditure of $494,272.
1,000,000 population or more, 1947-48 Returns from superintendents of schools The 1947-48 expenditure was $1,178,214. in the 5 cities of more than a million popuTwo school systems indicated an expendi
Centralized libraries lation show, for example, that there are now ture for audio-visual materials amounting to 1,310 centralized school libraries in these $138,348. Another indicated data not avail
Number cities, a 14 percent increase during the past able and still another reported a special di6 years.
vision in this area. In 1941-42 no data A larger number of elementary schools were reported from these cities for audiohave established centralized libraries in re- visual material expenditures from the licent years. There were 946 reported in brary budget.
1, 310 1, 474, 196
434, 271, 367 1947–48 as contrasted with 779 in 1941-42, The total amount for salaries paid to
Los Angeles, Calif...
1, 459, 222 In addition, the school systems in the five
487, 894 large cities reported 574 elementary schools Number of schools by type of library with classroom collections only. This type service offered in cities of 1,000,000 of service was not reported for high schools
population or more, 1947–48 of the five systems. It is interesting to no.
LEADERSHIP tice that the service centered in classrooms
Type of service
(Continued from page 27) is also on a decrease in elementary schools.
operative projects, one essential type must There were 756 schools with this type of
brary service in 1942, as contrasted with the pres
be that which is undertaken by this Cononly
ference of Professors, and which will form ent 574, a decrease of 24 percent.
the basis for further meetings of this group. The number of full-time librarians em
It proposed therefore that during the year ployed in these cities was 656 in 1941-42 Total.
1,310 and 698 in 1947-48. All of these school
ahead appropriate factual studies shall be Los Angeles, Calif.
undertaken under the sponsorship of the systems reported personnel serving in the
Chicago, Ill capacity of director or supervisor of school Detroit, Mich
Planning Committee, the presentation and New York, N. Y
discussion of which will form the program Philadelphia, Pa. libraries.
of future meetings.
The second conclusion was that the whole Expenditures for school libraries, purpose, and amount, in cities of 1,000,000 problem of research and action projects population or more, 1947-48
needs further study. The recommendation
therefore was made that the Planning ComPurpose
mittee be encouraged to secure and allocate
funds for a research committee organized Binding Salaries
to develop research and action projects. As binding
a start in the right direction this committee outlined some 30 roughly formulated re
search and action proposals. $4, 355, 182 $2,803, 717 $1, 137, 706 $40, 508 $137, 103
$138, 348 $49, 882 $47,918 These recommendations were approved Los Angeles, Calif...
by the conference and specific plans were
24, 733 Detroit, Mich.
7, 900 New York, N. Y 674, 356
made to implement them during the coming Philadelphia, Pa.
year through institutional studies in 1949– i Special division.
50 of "Ways and Means by Which an
Cameron D. Ebaugh
Dr. CAMERON D. EBAUGH, a member of the staff in the Division of International Educational Relations, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on September 21, 1949. Dr. Ebaugh came to the Office of Education in 1943 in the Division of Comparative Education.
As a result of his studies of Latin-Ameri. can Education, Dr. Ebaugh was the author of Education in Chile, Education in Peru, Education in Ecuador, Education in Guatemala, Education in El Salvador, Education in Nicaragua, Education in the Dominican Republic.
He was born in Chambersburg, Pa., October 25, 1893; received his B. A. and Ph. D. at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining the staff of the Office of Education, Dr. Ebaugh had an illustrious teaching career at Miami University, Rice Institute, Middlebury College, and Shorter College.
Recent Changes in Office of Education Personnel · Appointed Name
Division Former Employment Margaret M. Alex- Agent for Home Eco- Vocational.... University of Missouri. ander.
nomics Education. Willard W. Blaes- Specialist for Student Higher....... Washington State Col. Personnel Programs.
lege. Erick L. Lind- Chief, School Finance. School Admin- Department of Public
istration. Instruction, State of
Washington. Zxlema P. Price.. Agent for Home Eco- Vocational.... Alcorn A & M College, nomics Education
Alcorn, Miss. (temporary). Arne W. Randall. Specialist in Fine Arts. Elementary .. Eastern Washington
College of Education,
Cheney, Wash. Frank L. Sievers. Specialist Individual Vocational.... University of Maryland.
Inventory and Coun
seling Techniques. Bernard B. Wat- Specialist for Physics. Higher....... Temple University
Institution Can Improve Its Program for the Preparation of Educational Administrative Leadership.” The Conference elected a Project Chairman and Co-Chairman and set up 6 subcommittees to develop projects related to: (1) Philosophy or Point of View, (2) Qualities of Leadership, (3) Program Organization, (4) The Program, (5) Personnel Policies, and (6) Institutional Evaluation.
It was upon this note of action and with these purposes that the Clear Lake work conference adjourned.
Members of the Planning Committee for the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration for 1949–50 are: Clyde M. Campbell, Michigan State College, chairman; Daniel R. Davies, Teachers College, Columbia University; Dana M. Cotton, Harvard University; David W. Mullins, Alabama Polytechnic Institute; Roald F. Campbell, University of Utah; G. T. Stubbs, Oklahoma A. & M. College; Dan H. Cooper, State University of Iowa; Eugene S. Lawler, Northwestern Uni. versity; Edgar L. Morphet, University of California at Berkeley; Daniel R. Davies, Columbia University, treasurer; John Lund, Office of Education, secretary. Walter D. Cocking, chairman, Board of Editors, The School Executive, New York City, and John Dale Russell, Office of Education, are consultants to the Committee.
New Employment Arthur L. Benson Specialist Individual Vocational.... Educational Testing Inventory and Coun
Service, Princeton, N. seling Techniques.
J. Marian Brown... Agent for Home Eco- ....do........ University of Vermont.
nomics Education. William H. Cole- Resident Educational Veterans Edu- Department of the Officer.
cational Fa- Army.
cilities. William H. Con- Specialist for Junior Higher....... Loyola University, Chiley.
Colleges and Lower
Divisions. Mary Lee Hurt... Agent for Home Eco- Vocational.... Future Homemakers of nomics Education.
America. Edwin H. Miner.. Associate Commis- Office of the Office of the Secretary sioner.
Commissioner of Defense. Edgar L. Mor- Chief, School Finance. School Admin- University of California. phet.
istration. Harold Panke.... Specialist for Exchange International. Alabama Polytechnic of Professors, Teach
Institute, Auburn, ers, and Students.
New Books and Pamphlets
Selected Theses in Education
tute to its membership, its friends, and any
others whose interest in the development of Bibliography of Research Studies in Mu- cies. Prepared by the United Nations De
the educational system in the United States sic Education 1932–1948. Prepared by partment of Public Information. New
goes beyond a mere passing fancy. New
York, The American Textbook Publishers William S. Larson and presented by the York, Manhattan Publishing Company,
Institute, 1949. 139 p. $2. Music Education Research Council. Chi- 1948. 47 p. Illus. 50 cents.
These Are Your Children; How They cago, Ill., Music Educators National Con
Opportunities in Home Economics: An
Develop and How To Guide Them. By ference (64 East Jackson Boulevard), 1949. Annotated Bibliography on Home Eco
Gladys Gardner Jenkins, Helen Shacter, and 119 p. $2. nomics Careers. By Charlotte Biester.
William U. Bauer. Chicago, Ill., Scott, Cooperative Extension Work. By Lin. Millbrae, Calif., The National Press, 1948.
Foresman and Co., 1949. 192 p. Illus. coln David Kelsey and Cannon Chiles 50 p. $1.
$3.50. Hearne. Ithaca, N. Y., Comstock Publish- Perception of Symbol Orientation and
Youth-Key to America's Future; an ing Co., 1949. Illus. 424 p. $4. Early Reading Success. By Muriel Cath
Annotated Bibliography. By M. M. ChamCritical Issues and Trends in American erine Potter. New York, Teachers College,
bers and Elaine Exton. Washington, D. C., Education. Edited by E. Duncan Grizzell Columbia University, 1949. 69 p. (Con
American Council on Education, 1949. and Lee 0. Garber. Philadelphia, Pa., The tributions to Education, No. 939) $2.10.
117 p. $2. American Academy of Political and So- Textbooks in Education. A Report from
-Susan 0. Futterer, Associate Librarian, cial Science, 1949. 231 p. (The Annals of The American Textbook Publishers Insti
Federal Security Agency Library. the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 265, September 1949.) $2.
Education Through Physical Activities; Physical Education and Recreation for
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cational Guidance Practice. By Harry L. Doctor's, 1948. Boston University. 103 Keefe and Helen Fahey. St. Louis, Mo.,
Coderre, jr. Doctor's, 1949. Harvard UniThe C. V. Mosby Co., 1949. 309 p. Illus. . versity. 309 p. ms.
Lists in tabular form the major and minor fun$4.
Discusses the present and future status of voca- damental concepts of healthful living, and de
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The Effect of Reading Instruction on Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company,
Achievement in Eighth Grade Social 1949. 132 p. Illus. $1.
Children's Experiences Prior to First
Studies. By Kathleen B. Rudolf. Doctor's, A Health Program For Colleges: A Re- Grade and Success in Beginning Reading. 1947. Teachers College, Columbia Uniport of the Third National Conference on By Millie C. Almy. Doctor's, 1948.
versity. 72 p. Health in Colleges, May 7-10, 1947, New Teachers College, Columbia University.
Analyzes data on 365 pupils in three Rochester, York, N. Y. New York, National Tubercu
N. Y., public schools, divided into experimental Josis Association, 1948. 152 p. $2.
Explores the possible relationships between suc
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An Evaluation of Instructional Film Maude Williamson and Mary S. Lyle. New
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A Determination of Fundamental Con
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1949. Harvard University. 340 p. ms.
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