New Directions for Library Service to Young Adults

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"This book has an ambitious goal - to help libraries, with their communities, strike a true partnership with the young adults in their communities. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has teamed up with Patrick Jones to present a comprehensive framework for developing services to teens that are both collaborative and outcomes-driven." Packed with useful resources, including eighteen real-life success stories, YALSA's key action areas and guidelines, adolescent developmental assets from the Search Institute, and standards for information literacy, this ground-breaking book will help you foster a thriving and loyal young adult constituency and a new direction for your services.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838908273
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Directions 1
2 Planning Your Trip 9
3 Maps 13
4 Two Roads to Travel 47
5 Itinerary for Quality Library Services to Young Adults 57
6 Reaching the Destination: Success Stories 70
7 A Successful Journey: Outcomes 78
App. A Service Responses from The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach 81
App. B The 40 Developmental Assets from the Search Institute 83
App. C Young Adult Services Trainers Offer Their Services to School and Public Libraries 87
App. D Strategic Plan of the Young Adult Library Services Association 88
App. E Normal Adolescent Development from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology 100
App. F Toward a Blueprint for Youth: Making Positive Youth Development a National Priority 104
App. G Guidelines for Youth Participation 110
App. H The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning from the American Association of School Librarians 113
App. I Excerpt from Adolescent Literacy: A Position Statement from the International Reading Association 115
App. J Young Adults Deserve the Best: Competencies for Librarians Serving Young Adults 124
Vehicles 129
Resources Cited 129
Resources for Further Reading 132
Index 139
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