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Young adults deserve the best : YALSA's competencies in action

by Flowers, Sarah, 1952-

Format: Print Book 2011
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As high school enrollment continues to rise, the need for effective librarianship serving young adults is greater than ever before. "Young Adults Deserve the Best: Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth," developed by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is a document outlining areas of focus for providing quality library service in collaboration with teenagers. In this book, Sarah Flowers identifies and expands on these competency areas. This useful work includes Anecdotes and success stories from the field Guidelines which can be used to create evaluation instruments, determine staffing needs, and develop job descriptions Additional professional resources following each chapter that will help librarians turn theory into practiceThe first book to thoroughly expand on this important document, Young Adults Deserve the Best is a key foundational tool not only for librarians but also for young adult specialists, youth advocacy professionals, and school administrators.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Written to show the librarian how to use the YALSA competencies to improve service to teens, to make teen services an integral part of the library and community, and to grow professionally, this title is organized by competency areas: Leadership and Professionalism ; Knowledge of Client Group ; Communication, Marketing, and Outreach ; Administration ; Knowledge of Materials ; Access to Information ; and Services. Each chapter begins with objectives and provides specific examples of policies, programming, and strategies from a variety of libraries. Suggested reading and notes are found at the end of each chapter, with an adequate index at the end of the book. Nine appendixes are included (for example, Library Bill of Rights and ALA interpretations such as Minors and Internet Activity ) that relate to YA services. Useful as a companion to Young Adults Deserve the Best: Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth (2010).--Gooden, Susan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Young adult services librarians -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- United States.
Libraries and teenagers -- United States.
Core competencies.
Publisher Chicago :American Library Association,2011
Contributors Young Adult Library Services Association.
Language English
Description viii, 126 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780838935873 (alk. paper)
0838935877 (alk. paper)
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