Digital Reference Services for Children:



Literature Review

Organization and Presentation of Information

Examples of Relevant Websites



Works Cited


Over the last several years, many libraries have turned to digital reference services as a way in which to provide their clients with increased service. Generally, these services have been designed with the adult user in mind. Recently, however, there has been a growing awareness of the unique needs of children in regards to library services; this awareness has been slow to spread to the field of digital reference. This site will look at the current literature that examines children and digital reference and then discuss how digital reference services for children have been and are currently organized and how the children’s digital reference of the future can be optimized for the benefit of this particular client group.

This site was a paper written by Caroline Land
for LIS536 at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta and has been converted into a website to fulfill the requirements of LIS600.
Last Updated March 10, 2009