Browse 1977: Children's Services of Public Libraries by Issue Date

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  • Broderick, Dorothy M. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)

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  • Batchelder, Mildred L. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    From the viewpoint of a beginning librarian who is ten months into a promising career to that of a retired librarian more than ten years beyond a professional lifetime's involvement with library services to children ...

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  • Kellman, Amy (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    According to Althea Warren in a 1939 report, a "medium-sized" public library is a library in a town with a population of 35,000 to 100,000.* A more contemporary statistical definition by Leon Carnovsky and Howard Winger, ...

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  • Kingsbury, Mary E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    The nineteenth-century humorist, Artemus Ward, once said: "It ain't the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." That pithy statement sums up the value of research to the library ...

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  • Shaw, Spencer G. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    The triad is a combination of a group of elements that may be studied by scholars in different disciplines. A scientist may probe the secrets which are contained within its chemical compounds; a musician may extricate from ...

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  • Todd, Alexander W., Jr. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    I must confess that I came to this institute expecting dry dissertations on the ivory-tower level that would have a sedative effect on me in short, an opportunity to rest my weary director bones and catch up on a little ...

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  • Miller, Barbara S. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)

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  • Canney, George F. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    Teaching children to read has been a central focus of our educational system for over 350 years. Despite the variety of subjects treated in school, reading usually has been viewed as the most prominent of "the three ...

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  • Kellman, Amy (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    6 'Children in the library/ stand no longer by your knee./ Children turning page on page/ are not children, have no age./ Have no heed, no hand to take;/ go at will, with whom they like." These lines from Norma Farber's poem ...

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  • Rollock, Barbara (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    This paper is intended to trace the influences that affect children's services and to indicate what is and might be included in services to children in large metropolitan libraries. Children are defined here not as a ...

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  • Rollock, Barbara (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    It was remembrance of childhood experiences in the library that prompted author Bel Kaufman to write in defense of libraries: "It seems to me that especially now, when there are so many people in our city [New York] whose ...

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  • Spodek, Bernard (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    I will begin with a disclaimer: I am not a librarian. I cannot provide authoritative information about library services to children, of either a descriptive or prescriptive nature. I am not a child development specialist. I ...

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  • Anderson, Mary Jane (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    Who is a children's librarian? Who are wel We have a multiplicity of job titles depending on where and at which level we work. In public libraries, we may serve as branch or regional children's specialists; heads of central ...

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  • Fuller, Carol N. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    It may appear strange to a group of public library children's librarians to have a school librarian in their midst; however, elementary school librarians are children's librarians, too, and I am delighted that the ...

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  • Rogers, Norma L. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    In an attempt to find out what children, i.e., patrons, think of librarians, three different techniques were utilized in the Urbana Free Library to elicit responses. The first was a brief survey, involving a one-line ...

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  • Carlson, Dudley B.; Kimmel, Margaret Mary (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    Library materials for children cannot be considered alone, because the term library has long implied more than a collection of books. It is fitting that this topic follows papers discussing goals, facilities, staff, ...

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  • Chait, William (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    What does an administrator expect of a children's librarian? Everything! Experienced administrators in public libraries look upon children's librarians as among the most professional of the various specialist librarians ...

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  • Fowler, Bonnie S. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1977)
    For some of you it has probably been quite a few years since you began as professional librarians, for others it may have been only a few years, but for me it has been exactly ten months and five days since I began work ...

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