Fundamentals Of Children's Services / Edition 1

Fundamentals Of Children's Services / Edition 1

by Michael Sullivan
     
 

With more than one-third of library users under the age of 12, it may be said that children's services drive public libraries. Still, many administrators don't fully appreciate how integral these services are to their institutions.

Michael Sullivan, best-selling author of Connecting Boys with Books (ALA Editions, 2003), conducts a friendly tour in this

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Overview

With more than one-third of library users under the age of 12, it may be said that children's services drive public libraries. Still, many administrators don't fully appreciate how integral these services are to their institutions.

Michael Sullivan, best-selling author of Connecting Boys with Books (ALA Editions, 2003), conducts a friendly tour in this comprehensive reference, covering both innovative and standard practices in children's services. From collection development and programming to homework support, reference, and readers' advisory to promoting and budgeting, children's services parallel other library services and are no less important.

Part of ALA's Fundamentals Series, this essential overview provides hands-on, proven strategies for those on the front lines, while addressing questions critical to the long-term success of children's library services, including the importance of children's services in the library, along with the hot issues and cutting-edge trends.

Those who want to become children's librarians, experienced and new children's librarians, and library administrators and trustees alike will find that this new bible of children's services sets the record straight: Children's services are the heart of the library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838909072
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Series:
ALA Fundamentals Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

1Where we fit in7
2Principles of children's librarianship12
3Whom do children's librarians serve?21
4Purposes and components40
5Selection and acquisition51
6Organization and cataloging60
7Evaluation and deselection/weeding68
8After-school services79
9Reference88
10Readers' advisory96
11The Internet106
12Story hours122
13Book discussion groups136
14Booktalking141
15Entertainment and enrichment programs151
16Summer reading programs161
17Family programs and family literacy170
18Budget and finance179
19Planning189
20Policy and procedures198
21Public relations, promotion, and marketing203
22Professional development213
App. ACompetencies for librarians serving children in public libraries231
App. BLibrary bill of rights238
App. CCode of ethics of the American Library Association239

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