A call to action for libraries serving children. Honouring the accomplishments of children's services pioneers of the past, Virginia Walter evaluates the current situation and envisions futures where children, technology and libraries intersect....
|Title||:||Children and Libraries|
|Number of Pages||:||168 Pages|
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Children and Libraries Reviews
I re-read this just this month in preparation for a grad school class I'm teaching on Library Services and Programs for Children. The strength of this book, in a nutshell? It makes a children's librarian like me think about my job. What is it for? How can I (and we - as a library system, as a profession...) do it better? How can we prepare now for the libraries - and kids - of the future. This is not so much a how-to-do-it manual as a how-to-think-about-it guide. Inspiring and thought-provoking - even if the author IS my mom! (see, she managed to inspire her daughter to take up the same profession with a passion - says something about her own commitment to the field...)
short, sweet and to the point. i feel more informed about the thought and theory behind children's librarianship than with anything else i've read so far. its a good way to decide if you're qualified or willing to dedicate yourself becoming qualified to the task of serving a juvenile audience.
I found this to be an excellent overview for new children's librarians. Although now a bit out of date, the major information included is still very relevant, appropriate and adaptable.
Good overview of children services but not real helpful as far as practical applications.