Well-known authors, W. Bernard Lukenbill and Barbara Froling Immroth, provide an introduction to a difficult topic. This book covers the general status of youth healthcare, the issues and concerns providing a model of health delivery, and their relationship to the school and public library. Public and school librarians and their clientele will appreciate this straightforward approach to finding and selecting consumer information on health related topics. School librarians will find resources to help teachers who are being asked to teach consumer health classes. Students, librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers in need of information that addresses health issues encountered by youth will find it in this inclusive book on the topic. Public and school librarians will appreciate discussions of issues related to the general status of healthcare for youth, delivery systems, and locations of consumer information and methods to select and manage the collection of health information materials.
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
"[P]rovides in-depth information....This title is a welcome addition for the professional collections of media specialists and librarians who are looking to expand health-information resources and services for youth." - VOYA
"Beginning with a history of the connection among the simultaneous rise of the American public library, public education, and government involvement in public health during the Progressive Movement of the 19th and 20th centuries, the authors then move on to talk about the role of youth librarians in providing access to health resources. The information is geared toward serving all library patrons, but the emphasis is on underprivileged communities. Using collaboration as a model, they describe how the youth-oriented library is a key element in the effort to provide access to consumer information, serve youth clinics, and disseminate material about available community services. The chapter on collection development is particularly useful. Also important is the one that focuses on censorship, the law, and the role of the librarian in protecting the right of youth to the information they need." - School Library Journal