Thursday, January 24, 2008

Helping Homeschoolers in the Library (book)

Furness, A. (2008). Helping Homeschoolers in the Library. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
This practical guidebook seeks to bridge the gap between librarians and homeschoolers in these two ways: who are homeschoolers and how can I help them practically? Part 1 addresses the history and background of homeschooling as well as the needs and viewpoints of various homeschooling groups. Part 2 deals specifically with building programs and services for the homeschooling population.

Addressing all age groups, from how to serve elementary school children and teens, to even the homeschooling parent, homeschooling expert Furness offers
· In-depth chapters dedicated to different types of homeschooling and unschooling movements
· Comprehensive discussion of resources to serve the diverse homeschooling population
· Ideas on programs and social outlets the library can provide
· Annotated lists of further readings at the end of each chapter, plus website resources and electronic discussion lists
· 17 real–life stories of librarians interacting with homeschoolers

(taken from the back cover)