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Title: The Children's Librarian As Viewed By Professional Associations
Author(s): Anderson, Mary Jane
Subject(s): Children’s libraries
Abstract: 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 children's rooms; coordinators or consultants for a system; branch, general services or bookmobile librarians; associate, assistant, or deputy directors. Some of us are directors of public library systems. In school systems we are the school librarians, library media specialists, instructional resource teachers, reading or language arts curriculum coordinators, and/or district supervisors of libraries, instructional resource centers or media centers. At the state level, we are consultants in children's services, librarians serving the blind and physically handicapped, institutional librarians and coordinators of institutional services. We may coordinate state library development services or school library/media services. Some of us are state librarians. Within state systems of higher education, some of us teach children's literature to child care givers, graduate library school students, potential teachers and teachers renewing their certificates, and to parents via television. We may be curators of special collections of children's literature in research institutions or deans of library schools. At the national level, some of us are editing library periodicals or reviewing media. Others are working in national or international research centers, and a few are writing and consulting. Some, like myself, are employed by children's librarians to work for them in our professional association.
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In S.K. Richardson (ed). 1977. Children’s services of public libraries: Papers presented at the 23rd Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 69-74.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (23rd : 1977)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1643
ISBN: 0-87845-049-1
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1977.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-23
 

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