Twenty-First-Century Kids, Twenty-First-Century Librarians

Twenty-First-Century Kids, Twenty-First-Century Librarians

by Virginia A. Walter

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Twenty-First-Century Kids, Twenty-First-Century Librarians by Virginia A. Walter

Inspired by a new generation of librarians and children, Walter reconsiders the legacy passed on by the matriarchs of children’s services and examines more recent trends and challenges growing out of changes in educational philosophy and information technology. This thoroughly researched book includes the current issues and trends of

Outcome-based planning
Early literacy
Homework centers in libraries
Children’s spaces

With extensive experience in children’s services as well as library instruction issues, Walter brings readers vital information on the current state of library services to children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838991831
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 406 KB

About the Author

Virginia A. Walter holds a BA in world literature, an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in public administration from the University of Southern California. Before joining the faculty in what is now the Information Studies Department at UCLA in 1990, she had worked for more than twenty years in public libraries, most recently as children’s services coordinator at Los Angeles Public Library. She retired in June 2008 with the rank of professor emerita. She is the author of two books for young people, nine monographs, and more than thirty-five articles in scholarly and professional journals.

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