Tuesday, January 01, 2008

For Your Favorite Librarian(s)

Adrienne Furness, who writes the Homeschooling and Libraries blog (where among her more useful stuff, she posted a five-part interview with me in September 2006), has a book out this month called Helping Homeschoolers in the Library.

From the book's description:
This practical guidebook seeks to bridge the gap between librarians and homeschoolers in these two ways: who are homeschoolers and how can I help them practically? Part 1 addresses the history and background of homeschooling as well as the needs and viewpoints of various homeschooling groups. Part 2 deals specifically with building programs and services for the homeschooling population.

· In-depth chapters dedicated to different types of homeschooling and unschooling movements

· Comprehensive discussion of resources to serve the diverse homeschooling population

· Ideas on programs and social outlets the library can provide

· Annotated lists of further readings at the end of each chapter, plus website resources and electronic discussion lists

· 17 real–life stories of librarians interacting with homeschoolers

Might be worth calling to the attention of your favorite local librarians.