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Managing Childrens Literature

Managing Childrens Literature The management of childrens literature is a search for value andsuitability. Effective policies in library and educational work arebased firmly on knowledge of materials, and on the bibliographical andcritical frame within which the materials appear and might best beselected. Boundaries, like those between quality and popular books, andbetween childrens and adult materials, present important challenges forselection, and implicit in this process are professional acumen andjudgement. Yet also there are attitudes and systems of values, which canpowerfully influence selection on grounds of morality and good taste. Toguard against undue subjectivity, the knowledge frame should acknowledgethe relevance of social and experiential context for all readingmaterials, how readers think as well as how they read, and what explicitand implicit agendas the authors have. The good professional takes allthese factors on board. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Management Emerald Publishing

Managing Childrens Literature

Library Management , Volume 10 (1): 67 – Jan 1, 1989

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0143-5124
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000000816
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Abstract

The management of childrens literature is a search for value andsuitability. Effective policies in library and educational work arebased firmly on knowledge of materials, and on the bibliographical andcritical frame within which the materials appear and might best beselected. Boundaries, like those between quality and popular books, andbetween childrens and adult materials, present important challenges forselection, and implicit in this process are professional acumen andjudgement. Yet also there are attitudes and systems of values, which canpowerfully influence selection on grounds of morality and good taste. Toguard against undue subjectivity, the knowledge frame should acknowledgethe relevance of social and experiential context for all readingmaterials, how readers think as well as how they read, and what explicitand implicit agendas the authors have. The good professional takes allthese factors on board.

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Library ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1989

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