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ALA Press Release
For Immediate Release
March 18, 2013
Contact: Rob Christopher
Children’s and YA library services in the digital age
CHICAGO — Outlining a vision for children’s and young adult library services in the next decade, “Library Services for Children and Young People: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, carves out a strategy for engaging with the challenges and opportunities for children’s and YA librarians and policymakers in the Google environment. Editors Carolynn Rankin and Avril Brock, alongside a host of internationally known practitioners and academics, offer a wide perspective on all aspects of library services for 6–18 year olds. Designed to support the strategic planning and delivery of library services and programs at a local community level or in schools, this book uses a series of case studies, scenarios and vignettes, drawn from international sources, to root the discussion in a real-world context. Accessible, informative and inspiring, it addresses such important topics as:
- Policy, people and partnerships for effective children’s and YA library services;
- Connecting and engaging young audiences using technology tools;
- Buildings, design and spaces for children and young adults;
- Professional practice, including the importance of service evaluation and advocacy.
Rankin is a senior lecturer in the School of Applied Global Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
Brock is a principal lecturer in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and is the award leader for the MA Childhood Studies and MA Early Years, lecturing on Early Childhood Education.
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