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Title:The Children's Librarian As Viewed By Adults Served By Children's Services
Author(s):Hektoen, Faith H.
Subject(s):Children’s libraries
Abstract:Who are the adults using, wanting and interested in public library services to children? What proportion of users do they represent today in library children's rooms? Do librarians perceive the effects of present-day stresses, priorities, understanding and indifference of adults on public library services, both in terms of access and support? Are librarians aware that the field of public policy relating to children has reemerged?1 Answers to questions such as these need to be incorporated in an examination of children's services, present and potential, and of the "ideal" children's librarian. The adults using children's services in Connecticut public libraries are not unlike adults elsewhere. They are parents, teachers (particularly from early childhood education centers), college students, professional workers from community agencies and service organizations, artists (including commercial artists, writers and film-makers), grandparents, and adults seeking beginning-level information or recollecting childhood joys. Some adults are sophisticated library users while others are unfamiliar with the library environment.
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: 63-67.
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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