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2007

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Producing Storytime: A Collectivist Analysis Of Work In A Complex Communicative Space, Pamela J. Mckenzie, Rosamund Stooke Jan 2007

Producing Storytime: A Collectivist Analysis Of Work In A Complex Communicative Space, Pamela J. Mckenzie, Rosamund Stooke

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Storytime programs for young children are ritual events in the everyday life of the public library. This article analyzes data from two such programs to identify and analyze the work carried out by program leaders, their adult and child participants, and other social actors in other settings (e.g., library CEOs) in order to enable the program to happen. The study builds on research on the public library as a physical space and on the library in the life of the user by describing the often invisible literacy, information, and caring work that goes into accomplishing social settings within the physical …