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Title: Changing priorities for service to children and adolescents in school and public libraries
Author(s): Miller, Marilyn L.
Subject(s): Public libraries School libraries Children's libraries
Abstract: This paper is an attempt to present some issues and concerns that will have to be addressed as continued plans are made for library programs for young people that will serve them effectively in the coming decade. This Allerton Institute is a milestone in the history of the development of library service to American youth. What is now organized as three youth divisions of the American Library Association (ALA) The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and The Young Adult Services Division (YASD) was at one time a single body representing all youth services. Youth services librarians worked together originally as an organized, integrated group. They separated thirty-five years ago to develop unique areas of specialization by type of library and age level. Now in a different and fast changing period of time, youth services librarians are being forced to confront the inescapable fact that they may have to come together again in some way to provide more effective service to a shrinking youth population beset by tremendous social and cultural change and unrelenting rapid technological development.
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In L. Edmonds (ed) Managers and missionaries : library services to children and young adults in the information age (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 14-16, 1986): 5-16.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (28th : 1986)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/568
ISBN: 0878450750
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Sponsor: Institute sponsored by University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, cosponsored by the Youth Divisions of the American Library Association: American Association of School Librarians (AASL), Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Young Adult Services Division (YASD)
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-10
 

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