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ERIC Number: EJ784664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Connecting the Library Media Center and Parents
Harvey, Carl A., II
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v23 n6 p25-27 Feb 2007
The primary role of any library is to provide resources and services for its patrons, and school library media centers are no exception. Most of the time, library media specialists think of patrons only in terms of students and faculty. However, there are a variety of ways library media specialists can expand influence and increase support from another type of patrons, which are their students' parents. In this article, the author discusses several reasons why working with parents can be helpful to library media specialists. The author also provides ideas on how library media specialists can encourage participation from parents. These suggestions include a parent library, parent weblinks, written communication, online communication, and many more.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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