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Title: The Children's Librarian As Viewed By Library Administrators
Author(s): Chait, William
Subject(s): Children’s libraries
Abstract: 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 on their staffs. Children's librarians need the characteristics, understanding and skills which will enable them to relate both to adults and to children, as well as to other staff members. The most essential quality of any librarian is that of intelligence. This characteristic is defined as the ability to adapt to a changing society and a changing institution. In addition to being intelligent, the children's librarian must be articulate, i.e., must possess an ability to express ideas readily. The children's librarian has to establish a rapport not only with children, but with the adults concerned with children.
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: 53-56.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (23rd : 1977)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1648
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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