A Librarian's Guide to Engaging Families in Learning

by
M. Elena Lopezeditor
Bharat Mehraeditor
Margaret Caspeeditor
R. David Lankes
A Librarian's Guide to Engaging Families in Learning

20210831

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 240
Topics Adult Services;Social Justice;Public Libraries;Professional Development;MLIS Programs;Management;Inclusion;Family Engagement;Equity;Diversity;Digital Access and Learning;Community Engagement;Collection Development;Children and Youth Services;Librarian's Instructional Role

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A Librarian's Guide to Engaging Families in Learning

Contributors: Lopez, M. Elena; Mehra, Bharat; Caspe, Margaret;
Abstract:

Public libraries can increase their impact on knowledge development, innovation, and social change by promoting parent and family engagement in children's learning.

Libraries are increasingly focusing on families. Educational research confirms that family engagement in children's learning and development predicts school readiness, positive social behaviors, high school graduation, interest in STEM careers, and post-secondary education.

A Librarian's Guide to Engaging Families in Learning will inspire libraries and librarians to innovate and promote family learning from a child's earliest years through adolescence. By bringing together research and practice, it will deepen your understanding of families' role in education and help you to learn new ways to build positive and trusting family partnerships that honor diverse cultures and languages, as well as to develop leadership for community impact.

Written by thought leaders in the fields of family engagement and library science, each of the three main sections of the book begins with a framework followed by case studies illustrating key concepts of the framework. Cases are followed by reflections from practicing librarians. All chapters focus on practical family engagement in the social infrastructure, lifelong learning, and diversity and social justice.


  • Includes ideas to inspire innovative family engagement practices in libraries
  • Provides research to help librarians make the case for resources to promote family engagement in public libraries
  • Offers content for coursework and continuing education in children's services

Editor(s): Lopez, M. Elena; Mehra, Bharat; Caspe, Margaret;
SortTitle: a librarian's guide to engaging families in learning
Keyword(s): Adult Services; Social Justice; Public Libraries; Professional Development; MLIS Programs; Management; Inclusion; Family Engagement; Equity; Diversity; Digital Access and Learning; Community Engagement; Collection Development; Children and Youth Services; Librarian's Instructional Role
Author Info:
M. Elena Lopezeditor
Bharat Mehraeditor
Margaret Caspeeditor
R. David Lankes
eISBN-13: 9781440875847
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440875847.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781440875830
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 240
Publication Date: 20210831