Children's Services Today: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Jeanette LarsonChildren's Services Today: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Jeanette Larson

Children's Services Today: A Practical Guide For Librarians

byJeanette Larson

Paperback | March 1, 2015

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Here, 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 programsChildren'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
Jeanette Larson is the author of El día de los niños/El día de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Día (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 Ch...
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Title:Children's Services Today: A Practical Guide For LibrariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 10.77 × 8.62 × 0.62 inPublished:March 1, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810891328

ISBN - 13:9780810891326

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Children's Services in Public LibrariesChapter 2. Whom We ServeChapter 3. The Children's CollectionChapter 4. Library Services for ChildrenChapter 5. Early Literacy Programs for Children and FamiliesChapter 6. Programs for Elementary ChildrenChapter 7. Reading Initiatives and CelebrationsChapter 8. Management of the Children's DepartmentAppendix 1. Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public LibrariesAppendix 2. Awards and Best ListsIndexAbout the Author

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Jeanette Larson's new book, Children's Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians, is a chatty and engaging handbook for anyone who wants to work with children in the public library sector. She hits all the essentials including aspects of child growth, components of collection development, management issues, and provides a rich smorgasbord of ideas for programming with a ton of specific examples, including digital media. Along the way, she is also very mindful of the needs of various constituencies including the public school curriculum and the homeschooling sector and addresses kids with special needs and the value of incorporating diverse cultures and communities-so important. This is a book to read, notate, share, and keep!