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Title: Marketing youth library services: A user approach
Author(s): Hippenhammer, Creighton
Subject(s): Children's libraries Youth services librarians Marketing
Abstract: Library services to youth are in crisis. New library school graduates information managers all are refusing to enter the field in the numbers they used to and library directors often cannot fill positions they have in youth services. School librarian positions are getting harder to fill as well. Who, after all, wants to have the sole responsibility for three or four libraries when each should be supporting a full-time professional? Young adult librarians are still looked on as optional (The Ohio Library Association just held a program called "Young Adult Service, a Right, Not a Privilege"), and children's librarians are fast becoming an endangered species in some areas of the country. Can anything be done? Does anyone care?
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): 79-88.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (28th : 1986)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/562
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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