Hangin' Out at Rocky Creek: A Melodrama in Basic Young Adult Services in Public Libraries

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Scarecrow Press, 1994 - Education - 259 pages
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Library staff memebers assigned the responsibility for young adult services have long needed this basic text to assist them in developing collections, programs, and outreach services for adolescents. Drawing on some challenging problem areas from an imaginary yet familiar scenario at the fictional Rocky Creek Public Library, each chapter addresses specific and practical skill development areas which sould enable library staff to provide effective basic YA services in public libraries. The appendices contain additional practical information, such as a list of titles recommended for a basic YA collection. The emphasis is on basic, practical goals. Specific time-tested methodology is outlined for learining about the needs and interests of YA's, becoming familiar with popular books and programs, and determining which strategies are effective in advocating for needed community services for adolescents, including service priorities for public libraries. Pervasive throughout is a respect for the energy, the grit, and sometimes even the sassiness of adolescent library users, whose regard for libraries, however unvoiced and masked by negative body language, brings them to us in ever-increasing numbers.
 

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Contents

1 LEARNING ABOUT ADOLESCENTS
1
2 PLANNING SERVICES FOR THE ATRISK ADOLESCENT
21
3 UNDERSTANDING FREE ACCESS AND OTHER YOUTH RIGHTS ISSUES
60
4 PROVIDING REFERENCE SERVICES AND PROMOTING READING
88
5 DEVELOPING A BASIC YA MATERIALS COLLECTION
104
6 FACILITATING LIBRARY INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES NETWORK
129
A BASIC LIBRARY PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ADULTS
144
8 INVOLVING YOUTH IN YA PROGRAMMING ON A LIMITED BUDGET
157
COMPETENCIES FOR LIBRARIANS SERVING YOUTH
221
an interpretation of the LIBRARY BILL OF RIGHTS
226
C LIAISONS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICES TO CHILDREN ALSO AND THE YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASS...
228
D ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT YA SERVICES
230
A WORKING BOOKLIST
234
F SAMPLE YA SURVEY
242
G SAMPLE LETTER TO SCHOOLS
244
H IF YOU LIKED RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHIES
246

9 ADDING NEW STAFF AND SERVICES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING RECORDS
179
THE SCENARIO AND THE FUTURE
205
REFERENCES
209
APPENDICES
219
I RESOLUTIONS WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES 1991
251
INDEX
255
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
260
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\Evie Wilson-Lingbloom has been a youth services librarian in school and public libraries for more than 20 years and is a past president of the Young Adult Services Division of ALA. She has taught graduate courses in YA literature and services for Florida State University, Peabody College (Vanderbilt), and the University of Washington.

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