Serving young teens and 'tweens

Format: Print Book 2007
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Avalon Public Library Nonfiction 027.626 SER
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  027.626 SER
 
 
Summary

Notable teen experts and stellar practitioners from across the country explain why library service to adolescents in this age range is so important, and how you can enhance your collection and services to accommodate and win over this important group. Topics range from understanding adolescent informational needs and building and promoting a winning collection, to creating programs with tween appeal. Contributors include Sheila B. Anderson, James Rosinia, Deb Taylor, Robyn Lupa, and Kristine Mahood. Brimming with valuable insights and fresh ideas, as well as nuts and bolts directions, this is a must read for all librarians who work with young adolescents.

If someone is described as a young adult, what image comes to mind? In fact, a young adult can be a twelve-year-old middle-schooler or a high school graduate. Libraries have traditionally offered a variety programs and services for YAs, and although more emphasis has been given to serving teens in recent years, little has been done to distinguish between groups within the category, and meet the specific developmental needs of this broad range of library users.

This collection complements Anderson's previous collection, Serving Older Teens, by focusing on the needs of tweens and young teens, ages 11-14. This is the age range when many young people stop using the library and lose interest in reading. Notable teen experts and stellar practitioners from across the country explain why service to adolescents in this age range is so important, and how you can enhance your collection and services to accommodate and win over this important group.

Topics range from understanding adolescent informational needs and building and promoting a winning collection, to creating programs with tween appeal. Contributors include Sheila Anderson, James Rosinia, Deb Taylor, Robyn Lupa, Brenda Hager and Kristine Mahood. Brimming with valuable insights and fresh ideas, as well as nuts and bolts directions, this is a must read for all librarians who work with young adolescents.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Another in the Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series, this one is aimed at librarians serving middle school, roughly ages 10-14. The book defines tweens developmentally and describes nonfiction and fiction resources, programming, and booktalking for this group. Well-qualified contributors provide practical ideas, balanced and specific examples, up-to-date book lists, and citations to research-oriented works. From the first chapter (Childhood Left Behind ) to the index, the book is sure to provide working librarians with tools they'll use immediately. The booktalking section alone, with few titles older than 2002, gives advice on classroom presentations plus usable write-ups of more than two-dozen talks. A terrific book for most public, middle-, and high-school professional collections. --Susan Gooden Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Libraries Unlimited professional guides for young adult librarians.
Subjects Libraries and teenagers -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- Collection development -- United States.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Preteens -- Books and reading -- United States.
Young adult literature -- Bibliography.
Publisher Westport, Conn. :Libraries Unlimited,2007
Contributors Anderson, Sheila B.
Language English
Description xxv, 158 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1591582598 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781591582595 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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