• EDUCATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO YOUTH IN FIVE COUNTRIES

      Adkins, Denice; Higgins, Susan; Maynard, Dr. Sally (Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2006)
      In this study, youth services instructors from five countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States) were surveyed as to the content of youth-oriented classes they had taught between 2000 and 2003. As anticipated, a content analysis of those descriptions revealed that the youth-oriented library curriculum was heavily dominated by childrenâ s and young adult materials. Management of the youth library and foundations of youth library services were less frequently emphasized. Descriptive content is remarkably similar between regions, but looking at an analysis of the content with regard to national differences suggests additions to curricula based on the needs of each country.