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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.

Children's Librarianship

Librarianship

  • ALA’S Core Competencies of Librarianship
    This document defines the basic knowledge to be possessed by all persons graduating from an ALA-accredited master’s program in library and information studies.
  • ALA’S Core Values of Librarianship
    These values reflect the history and ongoing development of the [library] profession and have been advanced, expanded, and refined by numerous policy statements of the American Library Association. Among these are: access, confidentiality/privacy, democracy, diversity, education and lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, preservation, the public good, professionalism, service, social responsibility, and sustainability.
  • ALA Library Bill of Rights
    The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the listed basic policies should guide their services.
  • ALA Freedom to Read Statement
    The freedom to read is guaranteed by the Constitution. Those with faith in free people will stand firm on these constitutional guarantees of essential rights and will exercise the responsibilities that accompany these rights. ALA defines several propositions pertaining to intellectual freedom.
  • IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom
    IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) supports, defends and promotes intellectual freedom as defined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. IFLA declares that human beings have a fundamental right to access to expressions of knowledge, creative thought and intellectual activity, and to express their views publicly.