Building a special collection of children's literature in by Dolores Blythe Jones

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By Dolores Blythe Jones

No matter if you are looking for cutting edge programming really good literature assets, or feedback on motivating younger consumers to learn, ALA variants has anything for you.

With those authoritative decisions, you could:
-- extend outreach to childrens with certain wishes and hard-to-reach public segments
-- Create multicultural collections and programming
-- Entertain kids with top-notch programming material

Within each library assortment lie hidden treasures, briefly "lost" or just not noted books and assets simply ready to be rediscovered. a different choice of kid's Literature on your Library exhibits you the way to unearth and proportion those invaluable goods with patrons.

ALSC and Dolores Blythe Jones, curator of the well known de Grummond kid's Literature assortment on the college of Southern Mississippi, have assembled in a single position the prime detailed assortment librarians to create a advisor on discovering and sharing a library's mystery treasures. specialists clarify some great benefits of making a detailed assortment, regardless of how small, that can upload to the thrill and pleasure frequently lacking from the typical projects of a librarian. They indicate the large exposure to be generated by way of particular titles on your assortment, that can bring up your library's stature locally -- not just do acquaintances teams love targeted collections, yet so do donors!

In this attractive source, curators and employees of confirmed detailed collections dole out suggestion that extends past books -- to toys, comics, or even audiovisual fabrics for kids. They expound on each point of conserving a set, from fundraising and attaining monetary pursuits to establishingpolicies and making the gathering accessible.

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4179 (2 Aug. 1996): 5. 13. Daniel Zalewski, "The Atlantic Paper Chase," The Higher/The Times Higher Education Supplement (5 May 1995): B7. 14. John M. Kelly, "Collections of Historical Children's Books: Development and Access," Illinois Libraries 67 (Jan. 1985): 10. 15. Whitney, 73. 16. Anne Lundin, "Text and Context: Special Collections and Scholarship," College and Research Libraries 50, no. 5 (Sept. 1989): 554. 17. Eugene F. , "A Note on the Darton Collection, Special Collections, Teachers College, Columbia University," Teachers College Record 84, no.

With the parameters and purposes of establishing a collection defined, John M. Kelly addresses the important topic of collection development. He stresses the importance of knowing the history of children's books and the trends and issues that affect them as well as being informed about the authors and artists who have created them. In planning a collection, he points out, one must know what to collect, one must have a detailed collection development policy, and one should know reference sources and how these differ if the collection is retroactive or contemporary.

Page 9 8. Ivana Hutarova, "Suk's Library of Children's Literature," Bookbird 33, no. 3/4 (fall/winter 1995-1996): 97. 9. Special Collections, 211-12. 10. Ellen Whitney, "Special Collections of Children's Literature: A Justification for Their Support," Top of the News 43, no. 1 (fall 1986): 73. 11. Field, 5. 12. Elaine Williams, "Childhood Treasure Trove Slips Away," Times Educational Supplement no. 4179 (2 Aug. 1996): 5. 13. Daniel Zalewski, "The Atlantic Paper Chase," The Higher/The Times Higher Education Supplement (5 May 1995): B7.

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