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).
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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.
"Accessible, informative and inspiring are the words used to describe the aims of this title and are words that should rightly be associated with library services for children and young people. Thankfully, this is a book that does indeed match its inspirations with insightful contributions from librarians, lecturers and researcher's all with many years of experience in the field. Personal experiences are of particular importance in the field of children's library services and give this book an accessible and approachable style whilst retaining an appropriate level of academia."To me this book is not so much a one-stop-shop for those undertaking research in LIS; instead its greatest value lies in how it gently steers the reader through the research terrain, highlighting both the pitfalls and best routes to take, and giving them the context and insight to navigate and reach their own destination. Indeed it is likely that once the reader gets involved in any kind of project, this will be just one of several research texts that they reach for. However, it might ultimately end up being the most essential, by being the one that started them on their journey in the first place."
— Library and Information Research
"Eminently accessible, and its essays are each supplemented by a host of valuable references and websites. Highly recommended!"
--Midwest Book Review