Youth Services and Public Libraries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843341567, 9781780631097

Youth Services and Public Libraries

1st Edition

Authors: Susan Higgins
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341567
eBook ISBN: 9781780631097
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th April 2007
Page Count: 168
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Principles of library service. Part 2 Practices. Part 3 Professionalism.


Youth Services and Public Libraries offers strategies to match the information needs and wants of children and young adults in public libraries and translates these into knowledge for providing relevant services. The latest trends in service provision are covered within the context of appropriate management, programming and marketing of services. The book is grounded in the principles of public library services to children and young adults everywhere.

Key Features

  • Links practical application of library programming to theoretical foundations of service
  • Illustrates concepts with reference to the developmental needs of children and young adults
  • Describes how to implement library policies which recommend, design, direct, supervise and evaluate active youth services programs


Youth services staff in public libraries; Students of Library and Information Science.


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About the Authors

Susan Higgins Author

Susan Higgins is an Assistant Professor with the University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science. She has worked at NTU University in Singapore, and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. She has previously published a book entitled Youth Services and Public Libraries, which has been translated into Serbian. Her research interests include academic and international librarianship, and youth services and education for Library and Information Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Southern Mississippi, USA