In recent years, interest in International Librarianship has grown rapidly and will continue to grow as globalization influences education and librarianship. In countries around the world, public and school libraries have unique roles and their staffs collaborate across types of libraries to varying degrees. The essays in Youth-Serving Libraries in Japan, Russia, and the United States address the universal and culture-specific aspects of library services to children and teens in these three countries. This collection shows how libraries have developed in light of each country's political, educational, and social history. The chapters highlight unique collections and services within each country and also show how librarians deal with the challenges they encounter, both from within their culture as well as from outsideaincluding natural disasters. This book will be of interest to youth-serving librarians around the world, library educators, and for those studying international and young adult librarianship.... of electrical wiring, outlets, and dedicated work spaces. In the race to demonstrate relevancy in terms of providing the latest in social media or information technology, public libraries have neglected a jewel in the crown, namely, the library asanbsp;...
|Title||:||Youth-serving Libraries in Japan, Russia, and the United States|
|Author||:||Lesley S. J. Farmer, N. I. Gendina, Yuriko Nakamura|
|Publisher||:||Scarecrow Press - 2012|