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Library Services for Children and Young People: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age
Edited by Carolynn Rankin and Avril Brock
Item Number: 978-1-85604-712-8
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $110.00
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224 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-712-8
Year Published: 2013

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Outlining a vision for children’s and young adult library services in the next decade, this book carves out a strategy for engaging with the challenges and opportunities for children’s and YA librarians and policymakers in the Google environment. Editors Rankin and Brock, alongside a host of internationally known practitioners and academics, offer a wide perspective on all aspects of library services for 6–18 year olds. Designed to support the strategic planning and delivery of library services and programs at a local community level or in schools, this book uses a series of case studies, scenarios and vignettes, drawn from international sources, to root the discussion in a real-world context. Accessible, informative, and inspiring, it addresses such important topics as
  • Policy, people, and partnerships for effective children’s and YA library services
  • Connecting and engaging  young audiences using technology tools
  • Buildings, design, and spaces for children and young adults
  • Professional practice, including the importance of service evaluation and advocacy
This book is essential reading for all senior library practitioners, children’s librarians and school librarians, subject coordinators, and managers in schools promoting the new curricula and extended school services in both primary and secondary. It will also be of value for all postgraduate students in accredited library and information management courses.
About the Editors

Carolynn Rankin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Global Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Dr. Avril Brock is a Principal Lecturer in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and is the Award Leader for the MA Childhood Studies and MA Early Years, lecturing on Early Childhood Education.

"Eminently accessible, and its essays are each supplemented by a host of valuable references and websites. Highly recommended!"
--Midwest Book Review

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