Research shows the importance of fathers being present in the lives of children.The absence of support for fathers, perpetuates a long standing generational decline in the viability of men as a whole. This work seeks to introduce librarians to the possibilities of libraries offering support for dads. With library use among males being very low, this is also an opportunity for libraries to serve those who are often forgotten. This paper illustrates how the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) offers a path to help dads and explains how the NFI and libraries can partner through the creation of programs.
Wells, Michael D.
"Creating a Father-Friendly Library: An Examination of the Importance of Fatherhood Support in Today's Library Service Model,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 60
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol60/iss2/6