Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children

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Libraries Unlimited, 2010 - Education - 137 pages
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Tailoring a portion of your library towards the needs of toddlers, preschoolers, and parents of infants is a complicated undertaking. Children's librarianship involves much more than simply providing a good selection of books for children; creating an effective program for this user group requires specific experience and knowledge.

"Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children" covers all aspects of library service for preschoolers, including programming, collection management, policies and procedures, child development, dealing with caregivers, community partnerships and events, computer use, storytelling, creating a child-friendly children's room, and working with special populations. This text is especially suited for new librarians or librarians in isolated communities, as it contains a plethora of useful hints, new ideas, and simple, helpful directions.

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About the author (2010)

Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the Early Childhood Specialist at Port Discovery children's museum in Baltimore, Maryland. She developed the award-winning "Mother Goose on the Loose" early literacy program, which won the Godfrey Award for excellence in public library programming, and in 2004 was named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal. She earned her doctorate in communications design from the University of Baltimore and her master s degree in library science from Rutgers. She enjoys traveling around the country to give training workshops.

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