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Evaluating teen services and programs

by Flowers, Sarah, 1952-

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - District Services Professional Collection Z718.5.F58 2012
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Flowers offers guidance for librarians in examining all aspects of teen programming and services to determine where improvement is needed. Readers will learn how toDevelop goals and objectives for evaluationCollect the data for a realistic picture of a library's strengths and weaknessesUse many different types of data with the help of practical examples included in the textEvaluate YA collections, summer reading programs, special events, and library staffThis guide comes with an explanation of the YALSA competencies, the YALSA teen services evaluation tool, and models for what excellent teen services programs should look like. Ready-to-use evaluation forms and checklists save time and resources by improving assessment methods in minutes.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Teens the often maligned, frequently feared, and mostly misunderstood class of patrons served by public libraries are the focus of this new series developed in partnership with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Designed as a boot-camp-in-a-book for library staff new to teen services, the titles in this series address issues and aspects of library services specific to adolescents, from communicating with teens about controversial aspects of their life experiences to collecting data collection and demonstrating benefits of quality programs to tightfisted administrations and boards. These slim, succinct guidebooks, written by knowledgeable and well-known YA practitioners, provide practical advice, background theory and data, and easily customizable paths for library workers to follow while trying to provide high-quality, high-impact services to a group of patrons that deserves respect and is sorely in need of attention. Everyone who works in libraries is aware that time are tough, dollars are scant, and competition for those scant dollars is fierce. Programs are a cornerstone of teen services, and this volume bridges the gap between the enthusiasm dedicated professionals bring to providing high-quality teen services and the meaningful data and analysis that library boards and administrators require to make balanced decisions about the allocation of dwindling resources. Presented in short, easily digestible sections full of background information about teen services as a whole and customizable sample surveys and other mechanisms for collecting and interpreting data, Evaluating Teen Services and Programs provides the tools for even the most numbers-averse librarians to be confident that they can back up their enthusiasm with the facts. This is an invaluable tool in the ongoing battle to justify the continuation of teen services in public libraries.--Szwarek, Magan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Teens @ the library series.
Subjects Young adults' libraries -- United States -- Evaluation.
Libraries and teenagers -- United States.
Publisher Chicago :Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association,2012
Contributors Young Adult Library Services Association.
Language English
Description xv, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781555707934
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