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Being a teen library services advocate

by Braun, Linda W.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - District Services Professional Collection Z718.5.B67 2012
Location  CLP - District Services
Collection  Professional Collection
Call Number  Z718.5.B67 2012
In this guide, former YALSA President Braun explains what teen services advocacy is and why it is important. Braun gives readers the information required in order to advocate for teens and as a result improve library services, the value of the library in the community, and the lives of young adults. Topics includeHow to be an effective advocate for teensHow to practice advocacy skills and techniquesHow to setup successful long-term teen services advocacy initiativeExamples of successful advocacy campaigns
Published Reviews
Booklist 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. In Being a Teen Library Services Advocate, author Braun tackles the topic, What is advocacy, and how does it apply to my work in teen services? It is a sad fact that until librarians who work with teens learn to stand up and make themselves heard, teens in the library may never be afforded the respect as patrons they deserve. Braun defines advocacy in clear language and goes on to provide a road map for implementing day-to-day advocacy efforts in the library by everyone who serves teens. Strategies that can be used to develop and deploy long-term advocacy campaigns for a representative share of library resources for teen patrons are also included.--Szwarek, Magan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Teens @ the library series.
Subjects Libraries and teenagers -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- United States.
Young adult services librarians -- United States.
Libraries and community -- United States.
Social advocacy -- United States.
Publisher Chicago :Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association,2012
Contributors Young Adult Library Services Association.
Language English
Description xii, 108 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781555707958
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