Summary: While ''getting it right'' for kids in libraries can be a challenge--as rapid technology changes impact both library services and the needs and expectations of children--it is a goal that warrants serious attention. This visionary book by respected children's library specialist and advocate Virginia Walter is a call to action for libraries...to consider children as vital participants in the community, as well as serious readers and technology users.
Childr ...show moreen & Libraries: Getting it Right helps you to create a new vision statement, articulate heartfelt goals, and create glorious kid spaces in the library, all in the face of tight budgets, and to:
Better serve the children in your communities by understanding their lives and experiences.
Uncover and analyze emerging trends like Internet service, homework assistance, and parent interaction.
Adapt strategies from top children's library programs around the country.
Create tangible outcomes to justify funding proposals.
Walter's ''10 Steps to Getting it Right'' and ''Five Laws of Children's Librarianship'' (adapted from Ranganathan's definitive Five Laws of Librarianship) are just two examples of how this book will motivate readers to create superior library services for children. ...show less