Future Reflections Spring/ Summer1989, Vol. 8 No. 2

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CHARLYN SPENCER PYNE: NLS CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN

Editor's Note: The following article is reprinted from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped January-March, 1987, issue of News.

Charlynn Spencer Pyne has been appointed children's librarian in the NLS Collection Development Section effective January 12,1987. Her major duties include selecting and annotating books to be produced in Braille and recorded formats for children from preschool through grade nine and for young adult patrons. She will also serve as a member of the NLS committee on children's services and will coordinate the Library of Congress Advisory Committee on Selection of Children's Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Ms. Pyne comes to NLS from Howard University, where she served as reference librarian and children's literature specialist in the MorlandSpingarn Research Center. She has a B.A. Degree from Howard and M.L.S. degree from the University of Maryland and has done further graduate work at Sangamon State University in Illinois.

In addition, Miss Pyne has published articles on children's literature, hosted a children's literary radio series "Made for Children," and lectured in the District of Columbia public libraries as a humanities scholar on children's literature.

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