Young Adults And Public Libraries: A Handbook Of Materials And Services

Hardcover | June 1, 1998

EditorMary Anne Nichols, C. Allen Nichols

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Addressing the full spectrum of library services aimed at teens, this handbook is intended for use by novices as well as experts. It is suitable for specialists and generalists in small, medium, and large public libraries, and addresses the full spectrum of library services to teens. Young adults comprise 25% of library patrons, yet nationwide only 11% of libraries have a young adult librarian. By offering services specifically for young adults, libraries will fulfill their responsibility to provide services to the entire community, rather than ignoring this fast growing segment of the population. The book focuses on topics related to young adult collections, including reader's advisory, genre fiction, non-fiction, magazines, non-print materials, trends, publishing, censorship, and restricted access to materials and services based on age. Teens' use of technology, especially the Internet, is covered as well. Other aspects include homework assistance centers, youth participation, serving underserved populations, and cooperation with other agencies. The book concludes with a comprehensive annotated bibliography of professional resources to aid readers.

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Addressing the full spectrum of library services aimed at teens, this handbook is intended for use by novices as well as experts. It is suitable for specialists and generalists in small, medium, and large public libraries, and addresses the full spectrum of library services to teens. Young adults comprise 25% of library patrons, yet na...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.46 × 6.4 × 1.06 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313300038

ISBN - 13:9780313300035

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"A handbook in the best and truest sense of the word, this new title is that rarest of commodities--a reference book worth reading from cover to cover....The breadth of coverage is outstanding, the chapters are concise and well written, and there is a thought-provoking blend of philosophical/theoretical discussion and practical advice....[T]his would be a valuable addition to both public and school library collections."-VOYA