Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens With Books, Music, Games, Movies, And More by Don LathamYoung Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens With Books, Music, Games, Movies, And More by Don Latham

Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens With Books, Music, Games, Movies, And More

byDon Latham, Melissa Gross

Paperback | May 21, 2014

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Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today's multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, and bring together in one volume key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults. Currently, no single book addresses both YA information behaviors and information resources in any detail; instead, books tend to focus on one and give only cursory attention to the other. Key features of this revolutionary book include its success in:·Integrating theory, research, and practice·Integrating implications for practice throughout the book·Integrating knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research·Integrating both print and electronic formats throughout-within the resource chapters (including websites and social media)Latham and Gross accomplish all this while, paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, YA development, and multiple literacies. Their coverage of information landscapes covers literature (with detailed coverage of both genres and subgrenres), movies, magazines, web sites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter cover navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual YA spaces, readers' advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.
Don Latham is an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. Melissa Gross is a professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University.
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Title:Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens With Books, Music, Games, Movies, And MoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 8.92 × 6.1 × 0.62 inPublished:May 21, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810887991

ISBN - 13:9780810887992

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsChapter 1: Introduction·Young Adults in the 21st Century·Key Terms and Definitions·A Brief History of Young Adult Resources·A Brief History of Young Adult Services·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 2: Young Adult Development·Socially Constructed Nature Of Young Adulthood·YA Development: Moving from Childhood to Adulthood·Positive Psychology, Learned Optimism, and Resilience·Spotlight! Young Adult Advisory Boards·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 3: Young Adult Information-Seeking Behavior·Models of Young Adult Information-Seeking Behavior·Research on Young Adult Information Behavior·Spotlight! Book Discussion Groups·Multiple Literacies and Young Adults ·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 4: Social Media and Games·Young Adults Use of Social Media and Games·Social Networking Sites·Multi-User Virtual Environments·Games·Spotlight! Gaming in the Library·Privacy, Identity, and Safety·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 5: Fiction and Fan Fiction ·Fiction, Reading, and Young Adults·Fantastic Fiction ·Realistic Fiction ·Historical Fiction·Fan Fiction·Evaluating and Promoting Fiction·Spotlight! Booktalks·Spotlight! Readers' Advisory·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 6: Nonfiction·Definition and Characteristics of Nonfiction·Nonfiction, Reading, and Young Adults·Types of Nonfiction·Evaluating and Promoting Nonfiction ·Spotlight! Reference Services·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 7: Poetry and Music·Young Adults, Poetry and Music·Key terms·Music and Lyrics·Young Adults Writing Poetry and Lyrics·Evaluating and Promoting Poetry and Music·Spotlight! Poetry Slams / Open-Mic Events·Spotlight! Writing Workshops·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 8: Special Forms and Formats·Graphic Novels ·Picture Books for Young Adults·Movies·Magazines and Zines·Evaluating and Promoting Special Forms and Formats·Spotlight! Comics Workshops·Spotlight! Author Visits·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussChapter 9: Bringing It All Together ·Formal and Informal Learning Environments·Information Access, Access To Technology, and Intellectual Freedom·Planning and Evaluating Information Services For Young Adults ·Spotlight! Conducting a Needs Assessment·Collaborating with Other Information Providers: Outreach·Implications for Practice·Questions to Think About and DiscussAppendices·Appendix 1: Young Adult Book Awards·Appendix 2: Selected Bibliography of Recommended Young Adult Books·Appendix 3: Selected Bibliography of Professional ResourcesAuthor IndexTitle IndexSubject IndexAbout the Authors

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A breakdown of modern young adult resources including material suggestions and potential programming schema, this well-researched title includes a litany of references and bibliographic sources. For those looking to start a Teen Advisory Group at their library or for a summary of modern gaming to better develop programs at their locations, Latham and Gross provide such information in a well laid-out, easy-to-read format. While adequately outlining the resources and services available to teens. . . .[T]he title would be very useful for professionals who are switching to youth services or just getting started in their field.