Reference Services for Children and Young Adults
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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