Serving Grandfamilies In Libraries: A Handbook And Programming Guide by Sarah GoughServing Grandfamilies In Libraries: A Handbook And Programming Guide by Sarah Gough

Serving Grandfamilies In Libraries: A Handbook And Programming Guide

bySarah Gough, Pat Feehan, Denise Lyons

Paperback | November 26, 2013

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Gough, Feehan, and Lyons have taken everything learned from their research on developing GrandFamily Resource Collections and leading grandfamily programming in several states and put it in this easy to use guide. They share the successes and failures of existing programs so other librarians can hit the ground running rather than trudge through a time-consuming and costly period of trial-and-error. It's a lot more efficient to learn from someone else's mistakes than to make your own.   The target population, grandfamilies, and most specifically, grandparents raising grandchildren have become a statistically-significant group worthy of attention in many communities but library practitioners may not have explored further due to a lack of resources and money.   Special features include: ·List of Web resources (government agencies, support groups, etc.)·List of grants and funding opportunities ·Sample grant applications·List of possible community partners for the library·Sample surveys or some tactic for getting to know the needs of one's target population·Sample marketing plans·Sample promotional materials·Sample activity sheets·Sample release forms, etc. With this practical and comprehensive guide, your library will be ready to jumpstart or easily expand a stellar program for the grandfamilies in your community.
Sarah Gough is Programs and Partnerships Librarian for Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Pat Feehan is Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. Denise Lyons is the Director of Library Development at the South Carolina State Library located in Columb...
Title:Serving Grandfamilies In Libraries: A Handbook And Programming GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.92 × 6.01 × 0.56 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810887630

ISBN - 13:9780810887633


Table of Contents

Foreword by Denise LyonsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Grandfamilies: Understanding the IssueChapter 2: Benefits of Having a Grandfamily Resource CenterChapter 3: Challenges of Developing a Grandfamily Resource CenterChapter 4: D-I-YChapter 5: Model ProgramsChapter 6: Parting WordsAppendix A: Grandfamily Resource Center Bibliography: Resources for GrandfamiliesAppendix B: Planning & Curriculum ResourcesAppendix C: Online ResourcesAppendix D: Promotion and Publicity Resources

Editorial Reviews

Our Grandfamily Resource Center is one of the most valuable areas of our children's library.  We recommend that all libraries use the ideas in Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries to provide this type of resource center for their community.