From Boardbook to Facebook: Children's Services in an Interactive Age: Children's Services in an Interactive Age

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ABC-CLIO, Jul 13, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 157 pages
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The ways in which we communicate, learn, and interact have changed drastically in the last decade, and this worldwide revolution applies to the youngest members of society as well. Today's books and learning materials are being presented and used in new and different ways. From the toddler's first boardbooks to the young teen's conversations on Facebook, children are interacting with print and media rather than passively listening or viewing. Libraries can contribute to this interactive world by inviting children to take an active role in their library collection and library service experiences.

This book examines the impact of new technologies on children's experiences of books and libraries, and demonstrates how librarians can adapt to new technologies and integrate library services into the lives of today's children. From Boardbook to Facebook: Children's Services in an Interactive Age draws on current research to illuminate how children's use of media has changed in recent years and suggests ways in which new technologies can be integrated into library services now and in the future.

 

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As children come into school systems, it is imperative we work to adjust our understandings of their worlds more and more. This book strives to encourage professionals regarding how to adapt what they ... Read full review

Contents

CHILDRENS SERVICES MOVING INTO THE FUTURE
1
CHANGES IN CHILDRENS LIVES
13
LITERACIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
55
BUILDINGS FOR THE FUTURE
87
PREPARING TO MEET THE FUTURE
117
REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING
147
INDEX
153
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Adele M. Fasick is professor emerita of the faculty of information studies at University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and teaches at San Josť State University, CA.

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