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The school library-media specialist holds an interesting position. They are not usually classroom teachers, but they are involved in the educational process. They select, purchase, catalog, and provide access to a great many materials in book form as well as in audiovisual and computer format. It is this material and its usage that puts the library-media specialist in such a unique and interesting position within the context of a school's educational program. 1 Although the media specialist is the person who generally does the selecting of learning materials for a school's media center, and knows as well as anyone what is contained in the collection, they are not the primary users of these materials. It is the teacher, and ultimately the students who utilize sources of information contained in the media collection. If this premise is accepted, then what should be the role of the library-media specialist in regard to utilization of media materials? How can they, or their supervisors, be assured that they are functioning in such a manner that will be conducive to properly carrying out this role for their justification of existence?

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Roger A. Kueter


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