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Title:Online Catalogs and Specialized Clienteles: Children and Youth
Author(s):Roman, Susan
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library personnel management
Online library catalogs
Library catalogs and users
Abstract:Editor's Note: At the time she delivered this paper, Susan Roman was Head, Youth Services, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, Illinois. Her examples are from that public library. "Whether we like it or not, the child today is far more sophisticated, independent, and knowledgeable than his peers of a generation ago. Have most children's librarians recognized and accepted this fact? I think not." 1 This statement by Elizabeth Gross Kilpatrick in discussing the future of library service to children, could be made stronger. Those who set policy library managers and trustees often fail to recognize that children of today are more sophisticated than children of a generation ago. And what is most disturbing is the statement that was quoted was made in 1968 and we still have not accepted it. What implications can be drawn and how can we apply them to online catalogs?
Issue Date:1985
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In D. Shaw, ed. 1985. Human aspects of library automation : helping staff and patrons cope: Papers presented at the 1985 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 94-100.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (22nd : 1985)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1985.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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