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New and Noteworthy for Information Studies students in the School Media track

Students who are in the School Media track of the Information Studies program will be interested in the following new acquisitions at the Dewey Library. Dewey collects resources that cover the art of delivering library services to youth as well as resources that identify important trends in children’s literature.

reference-sources-and-services-for-youth-gallery-1-240x350.pngHarper, M. Reference Sources and Services for Youth. New York, Neal Schuman, 2011
Dewey, Z 675 S3 H266 2011
Useful for both Public and School Media Librarians, this book is a comprehensive overview of reference services’ history, present and future. The author pays particular attention to the challenges of providing reference services to children and youth at different developmental stages. She also provides a useful primer on creating a core reference collection. There are chapters on using online reference and government web sites appropriate for youth. Each chapter ends with exercises and scenarios designed to help the reader think like a practitioner.






youth serving libraries.JPGFarmer, L.S.J. Youth-Serving Libraries in Japan, Russia and the United States. Lanham, MD. Scarecrow, 2012
This unique work presents perspectives from youth-serving librarians from Japan, Russia and the United States. Each country’s history, political climate and educational and social history is described in relation to its libraries. Current issues and future trends are also considered. Practitioners from all countries will benefit from these in depth studies.








contemporary childrens.JPGMallon, K & Bradford, C. (Eds.) Contemporary Children’s Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory. London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011
This book delves into the theory that informs Children’s Literature and Film. The authors explore diversity, identity, cultural globalization, misogyny, pleasure, desire and more. Each chapter connects children’s literature and film to the wider adult world. Geared toward scholars rather than practitioners, this work identifies and parses major themes present in popular titles.








bridges to understanding.jpgPavonetti, L. M. (Ed.) Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World Through Children’s Books. Lanham, MD. Scarecrow. 2011
This is an extensive bibliography of children’s literature set in or about other cultures written between 2005 and 2009. All the books are either in original English or have been translated. More than 90 countries are included. Each entry includes bibliographic information as well as a descriptive annotation. Librarians who wish to build their multicultural collections for youth will find this book indispensable.

If you have questions or need help locating any of these materials, please contact Deborah Bernnard, our Information Studies Subject Specialist. She can be reached at or 442-3699.

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