Library Services for Children and Young Adults

Library Services for Children and Young Adults

Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age

eBook - 2012
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For students, library administrators, children's and school librarians, subject coordinators, and library managers in schools, Rankin, who worked in special and academic library and information services and as a lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan U., UK, and Brock (early childhood education and childhood studies, Leeds Metropolitan U.) assemble 15 essays that explain the strategic planning and delivery of library services and programs in local communities and schools for children ages five to 18. Librarians and information specialists from the UK, US, and Australia discuss why public libraries are important for children, society, and families in supporting literacy; how they are a place of learning; how to meet the challenges presented by the changing shape of reading; how to create partnerships; the links between social capital and literacy; genres, from books to e-books; the integration of information technology in the classroom; creating collections for manga, comics, and graphic novels; outreach and marketing; library place and space transformation and designing for digital natives; multimedia spaces; and professional practice, including evaluating the impact of services, and ethics and the rights of the child. Case studies, scenarios, and vignettes from the UK and elsewhere are included in each section. Distributed in the US by Neal-Schuman. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London : Facet, 2012
ISBN: 9781856048989
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Rankin, Carolynn
Brock, Avril


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