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Librarians at Work


Learn about the important roles of the workers in your community. Do you know what tools, training, technology, and problems these important individuals face every day? Come meet your community workers!

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Learn about the important roles of the workers in your community. Do you know what tools, training, technology, and problems these important individuals face every day? Come meet your community workers!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
This thirty-two page book is packed full of information about librarians and how they help the community. It is interestingly written and easy to read and understand. Illustrations are amusing and colorful. The author explains the training necessary to become a librarian as well as the diverse duties expected of a librarian. The various kinds of libraries and the equipment available for patrons are information students and adults will find helpful. Librarians must be computer literate in order to assist patrons as well as to perform their own technical work. Librarians need people skills as they work with many different kinds of people every day. They must be able to teach patrons various skills, such as how to use a computer. The section explaining a librarian's day shows the various skills needed. Included in this book are a glossary, web information and an index. There are five other books in the "Meet Your Community Workers" series that are essential for students to learn about the services that are available to them. Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3–Though similar in focus to Rosen's “On the Job” series, this set contains far more detail and is better suited in scope to the upper end of its target audience. An uncluttered layout and consistent organization are pluses, but vapid computer-generated cartoon illustrations make the characters look as though they forgot to take their vitamins. Chapter headings such as “Problems on the Job,” “Technology at Work,” and “Special Skills and Training” make it easy to pinpoint specific information. “A Day As…” and “Did You Know?” sections and frequent sidebars add useful supplemental information to each volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602706491
  • Publisher: Magic Wagon
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Series: Meet Your Community Workers Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,416,807
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Being a Librarian 4

Helping Others 8

At Work 12

Problems on the Job 16

Tools Librarians Need 19

Technology at Work 20

Special Skills and Training 24

In the Community 28

A Day as a Librarian 30

Glossary 31

Did You Know? 31

On the Web 32

Index 32

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