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Effie Louise Power: Librarian, Educator, Author

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Title: Effie Louise Power: Librarian, Educator, Author
Author(s): Kimball, Melanie A.; Jenkins, Christine A.; Hearne, Betsy
Subject(s): Library science --History Information science --History
Abstract: Effie Louise Power (1873–1969) represented the high standard of collaboration among children’s librarians that characterized the entire development of youth services work. This article examines Power’s role in U.S. library history as a practitioner, library and information science educator, national and regional professional leader, and author. Particular emphasis is given to Power’s place in the network of children’s librarians in the early twentieth century, her professional authority as the librarian selected by the American Library Association to write the fi rst textbook for children’s librarianship, and her success as one of the many librarians who have written and edited children’s books, especially folktale collections for use in storytelling programs. Emerging most notably from this research is the discovery of how energetically, albeit quietly, Power infl uenced not only her contemporaries but also the next several generations of children’s librarians who have followed in her professional footsteps.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 52(4) Spring 2004: 924-951.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2004.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-23

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