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Title: The Children's Librarian as Viewed by Library School Educators
Author(s): Shaw, Spencer G.
Subject(s): Children’s libraries
Abstract: The triad is a combination of a group of elements that may be studied by scholars in different disciplines. A scientist may probe the secrets which are contained within its chemical compounds; a musician may extricate from it different tonal chords. Aspiring to be neither scientist nor musician, I shall utilize this unique configuration in the context of our concerns at this institute. As an educator in the field of librarianship, I perceive the individual who engages in library service for children as a 3-dimensional configuration. Within the framework of a triad, it will be necessary to focus attention on three closely related elements that will influence the structuring of any profile of a children's librarian. These three elements are: (1) to have knowledge of the total environment that may affect children or be affected by children, (2) to have a knowledge of children with their singular commonalities and disparities and of their world with its dichotomous patterns, and (3) to have a knowledge of the philosophy, organization and program of service that will make library service to children an integral part of the total structure of the public library.
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: 37-47.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (23rd : 1977)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
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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