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By Jan Buchanan

Tips on how to flow from a inflexible scheduling software to a versatile one. This guide covers the reason for a versatile entry library application, cooperative making plans, imposing a versatile entry library media application, profitable mom and dad to this system, comparing this system, and making plans district-wide courses. Case experiences illustrate profitable courses around the state.

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Paula Montgomery, "Catalyst: Open Libraries/Flexible SchedulingThose Were the Days My Friend," School Library Media Activities Monthly 1 (December 1984): 4445. 4. "Flexible Access Position Statement," Florida Media Quarterly 14 (Fall 1988): 6. 5. Dade County Public Schools, "Elementary School Library Media Centers Access Patterns," Florida Media Quarterly (Fall 1988): 11. 6. Lois Kertman and Kathy Burr (library media specialists, Waterfront Elementary School, Buffalo, New York), response to questionnaire from author, 1989.

Flexible scheduling and cooperative planning are basic to flexible access library media programs. The successful implementation of such programs depends on the philosophy of flexible access being understood and the use of appropriate approaches and strategies. Therefore, the commitment and leadership of the library media specialist is crucial. Flexible access, however, is a school-wide program requiring the commitment and understanding of the administrators and the acceptance and support of students, staff, and parents as well.

The principal soon appeared in the library media center to explain what had occurred over the weekend. There was evidence of an attempted break-in in the wing that housed the office and the library media center. The principal and the investigating officer had concluded that the library media center had been vandalized. The once-orderly books were scattered on shelves and tables, surely the work of vandals. After scrutinizing each area of the media center, I finally had to admit to the principal that nothing was amiss in the library media center.

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