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Reference Services for Children and Young Adults

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ISBN 9780866562010
Published January 1, 1983 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Reference Services for Children and Young Adults explores information needs of children and young adults; discusses the building of collections for reference use; delineates issues in providing effective services; and discusses the differences/similarities of serving these age groups in two different institutional settings--the public library and the school library/media center.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction: Reference and Information Services for Children and Young Adults: Definition, Services, and Issues

  • I. An Overview
  • Young Adult Reference Services in the Public Library
  • Information Services for Elementary School Students
  • Children’s Questions: Reference Interviews With the Young
  • Please Interrupt Me
  • “What Time Is it in Antarctica?” Meeting the Information Needs of Children
  • “Where’s The Guinness Book of Records, Miss?” . . . Some Thoughts on Reference Services to Children and Young People
  • And Children’s Librarians: Some Observations and a Wish List
  • Eggs to Omelets Without Eggshells
  • Hands, Diamonds, Bears, Wind: Introducing Young Adults to Reference Books--A Topic Approach
  • Doin’ Da Missin Books Boogie: Thoughts on Axioms, Flexibility, and Attila the Hun
  • Narrowing the Gap Between Library Instruction and Functional Library Literacy
  • II. Public Library Reference Services
  • Public Library/School Library Cooperation: Applications for Reference Service
  • Learner’s Advisory Service for Young Adults
  • Nurturing Intellectual Curiosity: A Practical Look at Reference Services for Children and Young Adults in Public Libraries
  • From the Firing Line: Practical Advice for Reference Service With Children in the Public Library
  • Reference Needs of Children and Young Adults in Public Libraries
  • III. Reference Materials
  • The Local Production of Information Resources for Adolescents and Children: A Possibility Worth Considering
  • Reference Work With Children: Sources of Information
  • The Fair Garden Revisited
  • Reviews of Children’s Reference Books: Where Are They?
  • Selecting Reference Materials for Library Service to Children and Young Adults
  • The Vertical File: Versatile Library Tools, So Why Aren’t You Using Them?
  • In Search of State and Regional Resource Material
  • The Use of Reference Books in Schools

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