Developing Library Collections For Today's Young Adults by Amy S. PatteeDeveloping Library Collections For Today's Young Adults by Amy S. Pattee

Developing Library Collections For Today's Young Adults

byAmy S. Pattee

Paperback | December 19, 2013

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Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults features policies that deal expressly with materials that respect the intellectual freedom of young library patrons. It emphasizes the importance of everything from needs assessment to collection development, encouraging librarians to consider informational, recreational, and curricular needs and interests as the library staff select material on behalf of young adults.With detailed guidelines for developing and evaluating collections of print and electronic material, Amy S. Pattee devotes chapters to materials selection, acquisition, and assessment, describing fiction and nonfiction genres, graphic forms, and multimedia and electronic materials, including networked resources, e-books, and computer games. Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults may be consulted by librarians charged with the development and maintenance of public library collections for young adults and may be employed in library science courses related to young adult literature and library services and collection development.
Amy S. Pattee is associate professor at Simmons College where she teaches youth librarianship as well as children's and young adult literature.
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Title:Developing Library Collections For Today's Young AdultsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 9 × 5.96 × 0.82 inPublished:December 19, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810887347

ISBN - 13:9780810887343

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPrefaceChapter 1: Developing and Managing Young Adult Collections: An OverviewChapter 2: Young Adult Collection Development: Multiple PerspectivesChapter 3: Collection Development PoliciesChapter 4: Needs AssessmentChapter 5: Selecting Material for the Young Adult CollectionChapter 6: Acquiring Material for the Young Adult CollectionChapter 7: Collection Assessment, Evaluation and WeedingChapter 8: Maintaining Library Collections for Young AdultsBibliographyIndex

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The ever-changing young adult audience is deserving of all the services and resources available to better prepare them for becoming the adults who will hold the future. Complementary young adult collections in school and public libraries that rise up to the challenge to answer teens' questions, to inspire them to think and become involved, to supplement their studies, and to provide entertainment and relaxation should be in every community. Amy Pattee's Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults is a complete guide to build such a collection, from start to finish.