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Let's Meet a Librarian: 07/01/13
Let's Meet a Librarian by Gina Bellisario is a short picture book that introduces preschool and kindergarten aged children to the library.
As the book is meant for children who might have just gotten their first library card, its focus is on the things they will probably see in the parts of the library they frequent (the school library, the classroom library and the children's library at their local public library).
On the positive side, the book shows children that libraries are more than just books and librarians do more than just check out books. Also, the book includes a male librarian. It also shows how librarians use and maintain the library computers.
Now as a "behind the scenes" librarian, I'm sad to see that there's not much there for what I do. There's no talk of cataloging (beyond an a brief mention of Dewey classification, which is only one method, by the way) or book repair. Nor is there book acquisition — or interlibrary loans.
But, it is an introduction to libraries and librarians — not a text book. It does include a glossary as well as some suggested reading.