Children's Services Today
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BeschreibungHere, one of America's foremost experts in public library services to children cover the basics of library services for children. Jeanette Larson highlights best practices and "toolkits" that provide tools and resources to quickly implement programs and services. She includes model programs, checklists and forms, and ready-to-use examples of programs, with an emphasis on programs that are inexpensive to implement and simple to replicate. From start to finish, learn how to plan, implement, and manage public library programs and services for children, ages birth to twelve years old. Children's services are a critical part of today's library services and staff need basic background information, practical advice, and specific examples of how to perform the fundamental duties required of them.Special features of the book include: *Basic information on how to implement the fundamental services and programs of library services to children *Background and rationale for the provision of these services and programs *Enhancements for children's programs and services that support literacy and learning *Templates for successful programs *Examples of inexpensive and ready-to-use programs ranging from simple to on-going and more elaborate programs Children's Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers basic background, practical experience, and best practices necessary for the successful provision of children's services in today's public library. Whether you are a part-time children's librarian in a small, rural library, a generalist assigned to provide children's programming in a medium-sized library, or a paraprofessional working in the children's department in a large urban library, this practical guide will help you implement dynamic programs and services that meet the needs of today's children and families
Chapter 1. Children's Services in Public Libraries
Chapter 2. Whom We Serve
Chapter 3. The Children's Collection
Chapter 4. Library Services for Children
Chapter 5. Early Literacy Programs for Children and Families
Chapter 6. Programs for Elementary Children
Chapter 7. Reading Initiatives and Celebrations
Chapter 8. Management of the Children's Department Appendix 1. Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries Appendix 2. Awards and Best Lists Index About the Author
PortraitJeanette Larson is the author of El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Dia (American Library Association, 2011), CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries (Texas State Library, 2008), The Public Library Policy Writer (Neal-Schuman, 2008), and Bringing Mysteries Alive For Children and Young Adults (Linworth, 2004) as well as numerous manuals for the Texas Reading Club. She is also the author of Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore From the Americas (Charlesbridge, 2011). After more than 35 years working in and with public libraries, she now teaches for Texas Woman's University and is an independent consultant and trainer. She has spoken and written extensively about children's library services. In 2002 the Texas Library Association honored her work with children with the Siddie Joe Johnson Award and named her Librarian of the Year in 1998.
Untertitel: A Practical Guide for Librarians. 'The Practical Guides for Librarians Series'. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 218 Seiten