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Fundamentals of Children's Services / Edition 2
     

Fundamentals of Children's Services / Edition 2

by Michael Sullivan
 

ISBN-10: 0838911889

ISBN-13: 9780838911884

Pub. Date: 05/09/2013

Publisher: ALA Editions

Children's services are the heart of the library; in fact, more than one-third of U.S. library users are under the age of 12. Sullivan has updated and expanded his comprehensive reference, covering both innovative and standard practices in children's services. Fundamentals such as collection development and management, programming, homework support, and reference and

Overview

Children's services are the heart of the library; in fact, more than one-third of U.S. library users are under the age of 12. Sullivan has updated and expanded his comprehensive reference, covering both innovative and standard practices in children's services. Fundamentals such as collection development and management, programming, homework support, and reference and readers' advisory are all thoroughly updated. In response to pervasive changes in the field, he also
Offers an expansive view of what it means to ensure that children are well-served in light of ongoing budgetary challenges
Shows how to collaborate effectively with parents, teachers, and administrators, and how to cooperate with schools
Gives techniques for using tools such as social media for marketing, outreach, and advocacy
Addresses the subject of children and e-books
Helps readers understand the importance of new cataloging trends, such as RDA: Resource Description and Access and RFID, and reference work in the digital age
Those studying to become children's librarians, experienced and new children's librarians, library administrators, and trustees alike will find Sullivan's book a definitive guide to the fundamentals of children's services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838911884
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
05/09/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
386
Sales rank:
1,038,087
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceix
Introduction1
Part IChildren's Services and the Mission of the Library5
1Where We Fit In7
2Principles of Children's Librarianship12
3Whom Do Children's Librarians Serve?21
Part IIThe Collection31
4Purposes and Components40
5Selection and Acquisition51
6Organization and Cataloging60
7Evaluation and Deselection/Weeding68
Part IIIServices77
8After-School Services79
9Reference88
10Readers' Advisory96
11The Internet106
Part IVProgramming117
12Story Hours122
13Book Discussion Groups136
14Booktalking141
15Entertainment and Enrichment Programs151
16Summer Reading Programs161
17Family Programs and Family Literacy170
Part VManagement, Administration, and Leadership177
18Budget and Finance179
19Planning189
20Policy and Procedures198
21Public Relations, Promotion, and Marketing203
22Professional Development213
Conclusion228
Appendixes
ACompetencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries231
BLibrary Bill of Rights238
CCode of Ethics of the American Library Association239
Bibliography241
Index247

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