Virginia A. Walter holds an MLS degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in public administration from the University of Southern California. She is a past president of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and a former public librarian and professor of information studies at UCLA. She has written more than ten professional and academic monographs, two books for young people, and numerous articles. Her other LIS books include Young Activists and the Public Library: Facilitating Democracy (ALA Editions, 2020).
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- Table of Contents
- About the Author
Inspired by a new generation of librarians and children, Walter reconsiders the legacy passed on by the matriarchs of children's services and examines more recent trends and challenges growing out of changes in educational philosophy and information technology. This thoroughly researched book includes the current issues and trends of
- Outcome-based planning
- Early literacy
- Homework centers in libraries
- Children's spaces
With extensive experience in children's services as well as library instruction issues, Walter brings readers vital information on the current state of library services to children.
1. Where We Came From: The Tradition of Public Library Service to Children
2. Where We Are Today: Contemporary Public Library Service to Children
3. Warning Signs
4. The Changing Lives of Children
5. Emerging Trends in Library Services to Children
6. Future Libraries and Future Kids: Some Alternative Visions
7. Getting It Right
8. Afterword: Five Laws of Children's Librarianship
Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries
"Walter's core values are worth reading and implementing."
"Valuable reading for library managers, educators and students as well as librarians directly involved with children's services."
--The Australian Library Journal
"The book balances the past, present, and future of library service to children, and readers are reminded that, despite changes in both children and libraries, the goal of library service to children is the same now as it was for the pioneers of children's librarianship. This an excellent read for anyone working in library services to children, as well as library administrators who want to gain a concise and comprehensive view of the history and emerging issues related to library services for children."