Monday, August 25, 2008

Managing children’s services in the public library (book)

Fasick, A.M. & Holt, L.E. ( 2008). Managing children’s services in the public library (3rd ed.). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Everything children's librarians need to know about running a department in the public library! Section I deals with planning services in the context of a community. Section II covers maintaining a productive work environment, recruiting and retaining staff, communicating with colleagues, annual reports, budgeting and fundraising, planning facilities, and keeping the department safe and secure. Section III focuses on collection development, electronic resources, intellectual freedom, and reaching out to the community through programs and special events, working with other youth service organizations, and marketing children's services. Section IV suggests ways in which children's librarians can participate in the larger professional community of librarians. (Book Description)