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Within every library collection lie hidden treasures, temporarily "lost" or simply unnoticed books and resources just waiting to be rediscovered. A Special Collection of Children's Literature in Your Library shows you how to unearth and share these valuable items with interested patrons.
ALSC and Dolores Blythe Jones, curator of the renowned de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, have assembled in one place the leading special collection librarians to create a guide on finding and sharing a library's secret treasures. Experts explain the benefits of creating a special collection, no matter how small, which can add to the fun and excitement often missing from the everyday tasks of a librarian. They point out the tremendous publicity to be generated by unique titles in your collection, which can increase your library's stature in the community -- not only do friends groups love special collections, but so do donors
In this engaging resource, curators and staff of established special collections dole out advice that extends beyond books -- to toys, comics, and even audiovisual materials for children. They expound on every aspect of maintaining a collection, from fundraising and achieving financial goals to establishingpolicies and making the collection accessible.
..".a valuable guide to libraries considering whether to establish or continue support for a special collection."
|Special Collections of Children's Materials: An Overview||p. 1|
|Collection Development||p. 12|
|Appraising Rare and Collectible Children's Books||p. 36|
|Cataloging for Special Collections||p. 58|
|Special Considerations of Original Materials||p. 70|
|Preservation and Security||p. 86|
|Using Children's Literature Special Collections||p. 115|
|Funding Special Collections||p. 125|
|Public Relations and Programming||p. 135|
|Friends Groups||p. 155|
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Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st December 1997
Publisher: American Library Association
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.191