|Title:||Reactions By A School Librarian
|Author(s):||Fuller, Carol N.
|Abstract:||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 planners
of the institute share this view. I admit that I love my job, but do not love
all children; liking children and liking to work with them in a library is
what is important. My favorite professional colleagues have always
been public children's librarians and the ALA involvement that has
brought me the greatest satisfaction has been with the Association for
Library Service to Children (ALSC). Therefore, to be included at this
institute discussing children's services of public libraries seems very
I have tried to pinpoint problems mentioned at this institute that
are common to both school and public libraries. Some concerns were
brought up by more than one speaker. Peggy Sullivan referred to the
isolation of the children's librarian. Mary Jane Anderson pointed out
the geographical isolation (except for those in urban areas) of children's
librarians. I submit that school librarians are even more in isolation.
They neither work in a building with another librarian nor under an
administrator with a background in librarianship. The solution for both
school and public librarians appears to be simple. Every suburban branch
is surrounded by several elementary school libraries. Why are there
seldom, if ever, mutual meetings, mutual exchanges, sharing of mutual
|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: 159-162.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (23rd : 1977)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|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