MANAGEMENT OF THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRES
8a i). Analyze the concept of a learning resource center.
8.3 Introduction and Definitions
A Learning Resource center is invariably referred to as Educational Media Centre, Multi Media Centre, Instructional Materials Centre, or Teachers Advisory Centre. It is a well-planned area housing materials and equipment for instructional use under the supervision of a competent person. This person is the Media resource specialist usually well versed in general education and educational materials.
A Learning Resource Center can also be said to be a storehouse of materials from which people can learn what they want to learn with a fair chance of doing it well. The purpose of the LRC is to improve instruction through service to teachers and students.
A Multi media center is a place for stimulating the active creation and use of resources including the production of homemade resources, selection/acquisition of resources, classification and indexing for easy retrieval, storage use, evaluation, and weeding.