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Outstanding library service to children putting the core competencies to work
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Chicago : Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association, 2006.
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viii, 94 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Orjinal veya Özgün Eser Adı:
Competencies for librarians serving children in public libraries.


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E-Kitap 1382888-1001 Z682.4 .C49 C47 2006 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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What does it truly take to provide excellent library service to children? The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has outlined seven core competencies--skills and best practices that are the building blocks for professional development for children's librarians.

In this practical guide, three children's services experts bring these best practices to life. Each chapter, focusing on one of the competencies, gets new and experienced librarians up to speed fast by offering explanations, examples, and a substantial bibliography for more in-depth learning. Library managers gain training and assessment tools.

Highly skilled children's librarians draw on a wide array of talents to serve the needs of their audience, although few are equally adept in all seven areas. Use this primer to develop and sharpen skills and access resources to improve professionalism and skills in:

Knowledge of the client group Administration and management Communication Materials and collection development Programming Advocacy, public relations, and networking

Children's librarians, administrators, trainers, and LIS educators will welcome this professional development mentor that gives them the resources to strengthen the practice of children's librarianship.

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Written as a companion to the 1999 publication Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries, this guide outlines and explains the core competencies necessary for librarians specializing in services for children. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) outlines these seven competencies as being more than collection development and story hour. Each of the seven is explained in a separate chapter that includes a lengthy bibliography for further reading; for example, children's librarians must also know their clientele and acquire management skills. Appendixes list useful Web sites for each competency requirement and ALSC committees as they relate to the competencies. This slim volume should be required reading for all future children's services librarians. Recommended for public libraries and academic libraries with library and information science programs. --Lisa Johnston Copyright 2007 Booklist

"School Library Journal" İncelemesi

This book aimed at children's librarians, library administrators, and educators seeks to elaborate on the Association of Library Services to Children's Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. Best suited for those relatively unfamiliar with children's services, the book examines the competencies in broad categories, succinctly defining core values and providing background and suggestions for building skills. The resource lists that end each chapter contain the occasional outdated title, but they also point to an impressive variety of sources, including materials produced by state associations and thinkers outside the library profession. The text occasionally relies on language geared toward female practitioners ("Your goal is to be perceived as an expert adult, not a child in high heels") that isn't balanced by language geared toward men, a surprising oversight in a book seeking to welcome both genders to the profession. This isn't meant to replace standard texts such as Virginia Walter's Children and Libraries (ALA, 2001), but it's a fine resource for staff new to children's services and those who train them.-Adrienne Furness, Webster Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.