Projects-School Library Manpower Project Subject Files, 1967-1974
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Brief Description: School Library Manpower Project Subject File including correspondence (1967-74), press releases (1968-74), publications (1968-74), financial records (1968-73), contracts (1968-74), photographs (1970-73), proposals (1970) and reports relating to advisory committee and meetings (1968-74); Knapp Foundation funding (1967-74); Knapp School Libraries Project (1963-69); staffing (1968-74); Phase I - Task analysis survey and curriculum development (1968-70); Phase II - Planning clinics, survey of school library education and experimental programs at six schools (1970-73); Phase III - School library media librarians requirements (1972-74) and regional conferences (1974).
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 20/9/5
Created by: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-)
Volume: 7.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 3/20/89; 5/14/99
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Arrangement: By program activity and chronological thereunder
Biographical Note for American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-) :

The first annual meeting of the School Libraries Section was held in East Hall, University of California, at 9:30 Saturday morning, June 5, 1915, with an attendance of 250. In the opening meeting, the purpose of the section was outlined. "The school library being one of the great problems of library endeavor, it is fitting that there should be a section in the American Library Association devoted to the discussion of work with all classes of schools" (1).

The American Association of School Librarians (ASSL) is interested in "the general improvement and extension of library services for children and young people."

The American Association of School Libraries became a division of ALA on January 1, 1951. Formerly it was a section of the Division of Libraries for Children and Young People; and before 1941 it was the School Libraries Section of ALA organized in 1915 (2).

Subject Index
Knapp Foundation
Knapp School Library Project
School Library Media Program
Languages of Materials
English [eng]