Check out this 20 minute video in which I talk with Shannon Peterson, Youth Services Manager, Kitsap (WA) Regional Library, about the new book, Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Road Map, we edited for YALSA. During our conversation we talk about each of the topics (continuous learning, connected learning, youth voice, community engagement, and outcomes) covered in the volume. We also discuss some of the ways that the title will be useful to a wide-range of library staff from those just starting out to those who have been working with and for teens for many years.
Each chapter of the book includes case studies and/or examples of how the work library staff working with and for teens is helping to move libraries forward. The chapters also look at how the YALSA Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action report helps to set a framework for teen library services. Chapter authors also include how documents like the YALSA Teen Programming Guidelines and Case Studies help library staff working with and for teens design great services.
You can learn more about the title and how to purchase it on the YALSA website.