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Excellence in library services to young adults : the nation's top programs

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Noncirculating (1)
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Professional Ref r 027.62 E92
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Professional Ref
Call Number  r 027.62 E92
This text attempts to help librarians and educators turn teenagers into library lovers. The book presents 30 library programs geared towards serving the new and unique young adult market.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Any librarian who feels stuck will find an idea here to get things started. And anyone who accuses librarians of being dull will be amazed at what's happening in libraries across the country. Both inspiring and practical, the top YA library programs outlined here don't require huge outlays of capital and exhaustive grant writing. Chelton's thought-provoking introduction sets the scene for the book: the vision is grounded in the daily realities of school and public library work, in respect for teenagers, and in commitment to making a difference in the community. From networking through technology in an Alaskan high school, to a literacy program for teen parents and their babies in Decatur, Georgia; from homework centers, reading groups, and booktalks, to oral history projects, each program is presented in the same clear format, under headings that include Idea, Customers, Setting, Program Description, and Funding, and there's a person to contact to find out more. The book is the special project of Past ALA President Hardy Franklin's Committee for Customer Service to Youth: the painful vignette of Franklin being refused permission to use the library as an African American kid in 1939 is a compelling introduction to a book about extending access. ~--Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Young adults' libraries -- United States -- Case studies.
Libraries and teenagers -- United States -- Case studies.
High school libraries -- United States -- Case studies.
Publisher Chicago :American Library Association,2000
Edition 3rd ed.
Contributors Chelton, Mary K.
Young Adult Library Services Association.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xv, 78 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0838907865 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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