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Children's Librarianship

Pratt Institute has been training children’s librarians since 1899, when the first course in Children’s Library Services was offered. The tradition continues.

Journals

Children's Librarianship

  • Children and Libraries: The Journal of ALSC
    Official journal of the Association of Library Services for Children; showcases current scholarly research and practice in library service to children.
  • Education Libraries
    Peer-reviewed journal of the Special Libraries Association's (SLA) Education Division; Explores the effect of new technologies on the library profession and library and information curriculum.
  • Knowledge Quest (Journal of the American Association of School Librarian)
    Offers information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators, and other decision makers concerned with the development of school libraries and school library services.
  • School Library Journal
    Features and news coverage on literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community.
  • School Libraries Worldwide
    The official peer-reviewed research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship.
  • The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (The official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association) 
    An open-access, peer-reviewed online research journal;  Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services.
  • Voice of Youth Advocates: VOYA
    Library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading.
     

Childhood Studies

Children's Literature

Book Reviews

  • Booklist
    ALA-published resource for book reviews, readers’ advisory, collection development, and professional development.
  • The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
    Concise summaries, and helpful evaluations of old, and new children’s books.
  • Kirkus Reviews
    A professional, industry-trusted resource for adult & children’s book reviews
  • The Horn Book Magazine
    Newsletters, blogs, and reviews of materials relating to all aspects of children’s literature.
     

Databases

Keywords & Search Tips

Children's Literature

  • Banned Book(s)
  • Beginning Reader(s)
  • Big Book(s)
  • Board Book(s)
  • Caldecott Award(s)
  • Children’s Book(s)
  • Children’s Book Award(s)
  • Children’s Collection(s)
  • Children’s Literature
  • Children’s Magazine(s)
  • Easy Reader(s)
  • Juvenile Collection(s)
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Newbery, John or John Newbery
  • Newbery Award(s)
  • Picture Book(s)
  • Pop-Up Book(s)
  • Series
  • Storybook(s)
  • Young Adult (Book) or YA

Children's Librarianship

  • American Association of School Librarians or AASL
  • Association for Library Service to Children or ALSC
  • Children’s Room
  • Children’s Services
  • Competency / Competencies
  • International Board on Books for Young People or IBBY
  • Library Media Center
  • Library Media Specialist or LMS
  • Library Program
  • Literacy
  • Readers’ Advisory or RA
  • School Librarian
  • School Library
  • Storytime(s)
  • Summer Reading (Program)
  • Young Adult Services
  • Young Adult Library Services Association or YALSA