New Directions for Library Service to Young Adults (Google eBook)

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Patrick Jones, Linda L. Waddle
American Library Association, 2002 - Education - 146 pages
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Picking up where the best-selling Bare Bones Young Adult Services left off, this exciting new book has an ambitious intent - to help libraries, with their communities, develop their teens into healthy, competent, and caring adults. Applying the tools in New Planning for Results to the goals outlined in Information Power, YALSA has teamed up with writer Patrick Jones to provide direction on how to deliver YA service that is proactive and holistic. Approaching the service mission holistically means linking the developmental needs and assets of these young adults with the overarching goals of the library. With passionate, authority, this book presents a checklist for strengthening community-wide bonds to young adults through policies, collections, programs, services, technology, facilities, hours, and, most importantly, human resources. This book changes the context for thinking about services to young adults in school and public libraries from a reactive series of programs aimed at increasing use of the library, to a well-planned initiative that focuses on outcomes. Laying down twelve goals and ten core values of YA service, New Directions inspires you to renew your commitment and: -
  

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Contents

Directions
1
Background
4
Purpose
6
Planning Your Trip
9
Maps
13
Twelve goals
15
Ten core values
17
Ten essential arguments
41
Staff
68
Reaching the Destination Success Stories
70
A Successful Journey Outcomes
78
Service Responses from The New Planning for Results A Streamlined Approach
81
The 40 Developmental Assets from the Search Institute
83
Young Adult Services Trainers Offer Their Services to School and Public Libraries
87
Strategic Plan of the Young Adult Library Services Association
88
Normal Adolescent Development from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology
100

Two Roads to Travel
47
Information Power
51
Itinerary for Quality Library Services to Young Adults
57
Administration
58
Collections
59
Programs
62
Services
63
Electronic Resources
65
Facilities and Hours
66
Toward a Blueprint for Youth Making Positive Youth Development a National Priority
104
Guidelines for Youth Participation
110
The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning from the American Association of School Librarians
113
Excerpt from Adolescent Literacy A Position Statement from the International Reading Association
115
Young Adults Deserve the Best Competencies for Librarians Serving Young Adults
124
VEHICLES
129
Resources for Further Reading
132
INDEX
139
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About the author (2002)

Patrick Jones is a former librarian for teenagers. He received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association in 2006. He is the author of numerous books including Things Change, Chasing Tail Lights, The Tear Collector, and The Gamble.

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