Fundamentals of Childrens Services, Second Edition (Ala Fundamentals)
by Michael Sullivan
|Paperback: ||384 pages|
|Publisher:||Amer Library Assn Editions (Jul 29, 2013)|
Children's services are the heart of the library; in fact, more than one-third of U.S. library users are under the age of 12. Sullivan has updated and expanded his comprehensive reference, covering both innovative and standard practices in children's services. Fundamentals such as collection development and management, programming, homework support, and reference and reader's advisory are all thoroughly updated. In response to pervasive changes in the field, he alsoOffers an expansive view of what it means to ensure that children are well-served in light of ongoing budgetary challengesShows how to collaborate effectively with parents, teachers, and administrators, and how to cooperate with schoolsGives techniques for using tools such as social media for marketing, outreach, and advocacyAddresses the subject of children and e-booksHelps readers understand the importance of new cataloging trends, such as RDA: Resource Description and Access and RFID, and reference work in the digital ageThose studying to become children's librarians, experienced and new children's librarians, library administrators, and trustees alike will find Sullivan s book a definitive guide to the fundamentals of children's services..
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