Virginia Walter
GSE&IS 220
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

P: (310) 206-9363
E: vwalter@ucla.edu

Virginia Walter

Professor Emerita

Education

  • Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Southern California, May, 1984.
  • MPA, University of Southern California, December, 1981.
  • MLS, School of Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley, January, 1966.
  • B.A., World Literature, San Francisco State College, June, 1964.

Teaching & Research Interests

Teaching Interests:

  • Children’s information needs and information resources
  • Sociology of children’s literature and childhood reading
  • Childhood and family literacy
  • Evaluation of library services
  • Citizen participation and volunteerism in public libraries
  • Management
  • Library services and programs for children
  • Storytelling
  • Children’s literature
  • Public libraries

Research interests:

  • Children’s information needs and information resources
  • Childhood and family literacy
  • The sociology of children’s literature and childhood reading
  • Evaluation of library services
  • Citizen participation
  • Voluntarism in public libraries

Select Publications

Walter, Virginia A., and Gross, Melissa. HIV/AIDS Information Resources for Children: A Guide to Issues and Resources. New York: H.W. Wilson Company. (In press.)

Walter, Virginia A., and Hayes, Robert L. Strategic Management for Public Libraries. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.

Output Measures and More: Planning and Evaluating Young Adult Services in Public Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 1995.

War and Peace Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Resource Guide to Significant Issues. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1993.

Output Measures for Public Library Service to Children: A Manual of Standardized Measures. Chicago: American Library Association, 1992.