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The State of Iowa, through a bill reorganizing the intermediate county education systems into fifteen intermediate area education agencies providing special education, media, and auxiliary services, has mandated that the media division shall provide a professional library and curriculum laboratory for the area that it serves.

The area media center is not a new concept in Iowa as there are presently sixteen such centers in the state

that provide a variety of services to the schools in their area with a few centers providing curriculum laboratories for the teachers in their area. These sixteen centers 4 became a part of the area education agencies on July 1, 1975, and will provide the basic services mandated by law.

The Area 15 Education Agency Media Center, Ottumwa, Iowa, has had a limited professional library but has not had a curriculum laboratory. The intent of this study is to provide the media center staff with information and ideas concerning a variety of classification systems in order that they may implement a system that will be easily maintained by the staff and, more importantly, easily used by those they serve.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Elizabeth B. Forbes


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