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The right stuff: Recruitment and education for children's and young adult specialists

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Title: The right stuff: Recruitment and education for children's and young adult specialists
Author(s): Bush, Margaret
Subject(s): Children's libraries Youth services librarians Education Recruitment
Abstract: Not long ago a friend and colleague who is the head of children's services in a public library serving a community of about 40,000 was reflecting on problems of assessing the background and skills of applicants for a position as children's librarian. She was pointing out that the academic and work experiences listed on the resume and application are often not very reliable indicators of the actual education or training the individual has been provided. "You simply can't assume any common set of competencies," she commented. While the common sense of this seems pretty basic, don't we usually suppose that if a person has taken the requisite courses in library school, there will be at least a passing acquaintance with some widely understood tenets of children's literature, say, or school librarianship or young adult services?
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In L.Edmonds (ed) Managers and missionaries : library services to children and young adults in the information age (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 14-16, 1986): 89-101.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (28th : 1986)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/556
ISBN: 0878450750
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Sponsor: Institute sponsored by University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, cosponsored by the Youth Divisions of the American Library Association: American Association of School Librarians (AASL), Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Young Adult Services Division (YASD)
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-10
 

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