A Basic Book Collection, 1942-1960
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Brief Description: Basic Book Collecton publications (1942-) contains bibliographies for school libraries, jointly published by the American Library Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Education Association, includes the titles A Basic Book Collection for Elementary Grades, A Basic Book Collection for Junior High Schools, and A Basic Book Collection for High Schools.
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] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 20/3/16
Created by: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1975. 2019
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/2003016a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by publication title and chronologically 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
National Education Association (NEA)
School Librarians, American Association of (AASL)
School Libraries
Languages of Materials
English [eng]