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Series
Tomes & Talismans Library Venture
Episode Number
No. 1
Episode
Tomes Entombed
Producing Organization
Mississippi Educational Television
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-3x83j3b20j
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Description
Episode Description
This is episode 1, "Tomes Entombed," as described above.
Series Description
"This series was designed to supplement and reinforce fifth and sixth grade curricula in library research skills. It was also produced to provide students with a sense of excitement and desire to learn more about libraries. Included are programs one, four and seven of a 13-part instructional series. "Program one takes place 100 years in the future as humans, planning to evacuate Earth, prepare a complete archive of human learning. The head librarian, Ms. Bookhart, learns that an important history volume is missing and sets out for her bookmobile to find it. She is stranded on Earth when a Universal Being (or Wizard) puts her under a spell. "Program two through thirteen take place 100 years later when the Users, a technological computer-dependent species, have set up a communication base on Earth. Their enemies, the Wipers, a primitive illiterate species, have surrounded the base with an impenetrable shield. "Four User youths stranded from the User base break the spell on Ms. Bookhart and go to the underground archive to hide. "In program four, they learn to use the card catalog to help an adult user who is also stranded outside the base. The adult is the father of two of the User children. The also devise a way to overcome the Wiper threat. "In program seven, the User kids learn to use a dictionary and a thesaurus to decipher clues the Wizard has given them "Teachers report that students understand and remember library research skills better and show more interest in doing research after viewing the series. Beverly Tatum, librarian at a public high school in Washington County, Kentucky, wrote, 'After 16 years I am thrilled to find a thorough series that succeeds in explaining the library.'"--1986 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1986
Created Date
1985-04-15
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:19:35.341
Credits
Producing Organization: Mississippi Educational Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-a1523f53a9a (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:18:50
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Citations
Chicago: “Tomes & Talismans Library Venture; No. 1; Tomes Entombed,” 1986, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-3x83j3b20j.
MLA: “Tomes & Talismans Library Venture; No. 1; Tomes Entombed.” 1986. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-3x83j3b20j>.
APA: Tomes & Talismans Library Venture; No. 1; Tomes Entombed. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-3x83j3b20j