ECT 300 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: What are some of the helpful guidelines in the effective managment of the Learning Resource Centre?

CHAPTER 8

MANAGEMENT OF THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRES

8 b ii). Highlight some of the helpful guidelines in the effective management of a Learning Resource Centre.

8.8 Helpful guides in the effective management of the LRC

To manage the LRC effectively, it is important for the school to:

  • Know the cost of various items in the LRC
  • Know that the most expensive is not necessarily the best
  • Request for quotations frequently from different manufacturers
  • Make a complete survey of your resources to determine their present status
  • Ascertain need for new equipment and services based on demand
  • Have a list of priority items in case you may acquire funds (windfalls) for new purchases.
  • Involved other teachers in decision making regarding purchase and utilization of media and resources
  • There should be delegation of responsibility
  • Allot funds according to needs.
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