Service to Special Populations Toolkit

Library Services to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers: A Toolkit for Librarians and Library Workers

The toolkit is designed to help librarians develop or enhance library services to special populations of children and families. It is the culmination of a year-long project by the ALSC committee, Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers. The resource covers a variety of special populations including home school families and Spanish-speaking families. For each special population, there is a brief introduction; subject headings and keywords for catalog and online searching; resources for further study including organizations, online and print resources; subject matter experts within the library community; and examples of existing partnerships between libraries and community organizations.