YALSA has released a new publication titled, Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff, written by Megan Fink.
The new and down-to-earth publication aims to give library staff who are new or simply unfamiliar with serving teen patrons a realistic guide that can help them efficiently and effectively reach this segment of the community.
According to YALSA President Chris Shoemaker, “this new book fills a gap in the publishing world. We know from PLA’s 2012 PLDS Statistical Report that two-thirds of libraries do not have a teen services specialist on staff. This book is designed to help those libraries provide a core set of teen services, even if their resources are limited.”
Chapters within the guide cover real-world topics such as planning teen programs and making the library space welcoming to teens. The book also provides information about how libraries can increase their impact through community partnerships.
Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff is on sale now for $40 in the ALA store. YALSA/ALA members receive a 10-percent discount. Learn more about YALSA’s other products and publications here.
Limited copies of the publication are available to LIS faculty for review. To request a copy, please fill out this form.
For the full press release see: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/02/new-yalsa-publication-teen-services-101-sale-now