Foreword - Annie Everall OBE Introduction and vision for the
book - Carolynn Rankin and Avril Brock
PART 1: CHILDREN'S LIBRARY SERVICES - POLICY, PEOPLE AND PARTNERSHIPS
1. Library services for children and young people - an overview of current provision, future trends and challenges - Carolynn Rankin and Avril Brock 2. 21st-century school libraries - visionary spaces for learning - Tricia Adams 3. The changing shape of reading - the 21st-century challenge - Briony Birdi 4. Case study. Engaging and influencing policy and the curriculum - the Scottish Information Literacy Project experience - Christine Irving
PART 2: CONNECTING AND ENGAGING - REACHING YOUR AUDIENCE AND CATCHING THE LATEST WAVE
5. Libraries, literacy and popular culture - let's get reading! - Avril Brock and Carolynn Rankin 6. Libraries, literacy and popular culture - what's cool to read? - Avril Brock and Alix Coughlin 7. Creative integration of information technology in the school library - Carol Webb 8. Comics, manga and graphic novels - developing, selecting and promoting a core collection for teenagers and young people - Mel Gibson 9. Connecting and engaging with children and young people - the Australian public library perspective on outreach and marketing - Carolyn Bourke 10. Case study. Partnerships and library outreach in the National Year of Reading 2008 - Carolynn Rankin
PART 3: BUILDINGS, DESIGN AND SPACES - LIBRARIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
11. Library space and place transformation - designing for the digital natives - Carolynn Rankin 12. Making space for reading - designing library spaces for children in public and school libraries - Rachel Van Riel 13. Case study. Imagine, explore, discover - welcome to The Trove at White Plains Public Library, New York - Sandra Miranda
PART 4: ISSUES FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
14. The importance of service evaluation in libraries for children and schools - Lucy Gildersleeves 15. The rights of the child and youth advocacy - issues for professional practice in the library setting - Edward Halpin, Philippa Trevorrow, Laura Topping and Carolynn Rankin
Carolynn Rankin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Global Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan University. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Dr Avril Brock is a Principal Lecturer in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University and is the Award Leader for the MA Childhood Studies and MA Early Years, lecturing on Early Childhood Education.
"Accessible, informative and inspiring are the words used to
describe the aims of this title and are words that should rightly
be associated with library services for children and young people.
Thankfully, this is a book that does indeed match its inspirations
with insightful contributions from librarians, lecturers and
researcher's all with many years of experience in the field.
Personal experiences are of particular importance in the field of
children's library services and give this book an accessible and
approachable style whilst retaining an appropriate level of
academia." -- Library and Information Research
"...eminently accessible, and its essays are each supplemented by a host of valuable references and websites. Highly recommended!" -- Midwest Book Review