The Libraries of South Carolina
by Mary Frayser
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Librarian Service

Book collections without a librarian are not likely to be used to any great extent. It is agreed that the type, training, and understanding of the persons in charge of book collections are factors which influence the use of library books. Table 10 presents facts of interest regarding the training of persons who had charge of the white high school libraries of the state and the times the collections were open for pupil use.

The book collections in the negro high schools are each in charge of a negro teacher of the school in which the collection is located. The custodians are without library training.

Data on similar services in the negro elementary schools are not available for South Carolina.

Table 10. -- High School Librarian Service in the White Schools of South Carolina, 1928, 1929*
Classification of schools In charge Open every school day Not open every school day
No one Pupil Teacher Teacher-Librarian Librarian
Fewer than 100 pupils 120 10 16 90 2 2 92 28
100 to 200 pupils 74 7 7 45 4 11 61 13
200 to 500 pupils 35 2 5 18 2 8 30 5
500 or more pupils 8 0 0 1 0 7 8 0
Total number of schools 237 19 28 154 8 28 191 46
*Adapted from "A Report on the Libraries of South Carolina High Schools" by J. McT. Daniel, pp. 35-36.


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