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Youth Services and Public Libraries : Chandos Information Professional - Susan Higgins

Youth Services and Public Libraries

Chandos Information Professional

Paperback Published: 14th May 2007
ISBN: 9781843341567
Number Of Pages: 168

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Youth Services and Public Libraries offers strategies to match the information needs and wants of children and young adults in public libraries and translates these into knowledge for providing relevant services. The latest trends in service provision are covered within the context of appropriate management, programming and marketing of services. The book is grounded in the principles of public library services to children and young adults everywhere.

  • Links practical application of library programming to theoretical foundations of service
  • Illustrates concepts with reference to the developmental needs of children and young adults
  • Describes how to implement library policies which recommend, design, direct, supervise and evaluate active youth services programs

Principles of library service
Historical beginnings : food for the young mindp. 3
Public libraries in the United Statesp. 4
Reading in adolescencep. 7
Reading and information-seekingp. 17
Children's literature through social historyp. 19
Present context of establishing a culture of literacy and lifelong learningp. 21
Children's rights todayp. 25
Youth advocacyp. 28
Youth services librarians as peacekeepersp. 32
Notep. 34
Practices
Management of libraries for youthp. 37
The rare birds : youth services librariansp. 37
Information behaviorp. 39
Services to youth with special needsp. 42
Unattended children In the public libraryp. 45
Reference interview with childrenp. 50
Serving young adultsp. 52
Programming for childrenp. 54
Programming for young adultsp. 62
Developing and maintaining relevant collections for children and young adultsp. 67
From concept books to the young adult novelp. 73
Pre-readersp. 78
Other aspects of book selectionp. 79
Multicultural selectionsp. 83
Reading and reading programsp. 84
Collection provisionp. 87
Selectionp. 89
Reviewing sourcesp. 93
Working with budgetsp. 95
Professionalism
Library personnelp. 101
Library service and cultural diversityp. 104
Professional networkingp. 107
Encountering censorshipp. 108
Role of the youth services managerp. 110
Marketing and promotional activitiesp. 114
Evaluation of programs and servicesp. 115
Networking in the community for jointly sponsored eventsp. 118
Networking on behalf of young adultsp. 119
Research topicsp. 120
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ISBN: 9781843341567
ISBN-10: 1843341565
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 14th May 2007
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.91
Weight (kg): 0.25