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Title:Reactions By A Recent Library School Graduate
Author(s):Fowler, Bonnie S.
Subject(s):Children’s libraries
Abstract: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 as a professional librarian. Despite the facts that I had worked at my public library part-time for five years before attending library school, and that I had been well-trained for some aspects of my work, there were other aspects of my new position for which I was not so well prepared. Forsyth County has a population of approximately 250,000 and I am the only professional children's librarian in a traditional public library setting. I head the children's department in the main library where, with two other children's room staff members, we maintain collections of children's books, records and art prints, as well as plan and conduct regular programming. Our department also houses a beehive and a long-haired Peruvian guinea pig named Popcorn. Although I do not direct children's programming in the branches, I am often called on for guidance by the branch librarians. Thus, I am not only responsible for children's services at the main library, but am also in part responsible for children's programming at our eight branch libraries.
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: 149-153.
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

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