Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Passion for Print (book)

Mahood, K. (2006). A passion for print: Promoting reading and books to teens. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

"High school and YA librarians will be delighted with the practical information and ideas in this title, but it's even more useful for smaller public libraries hoping to improve their appeal to teens. Beginning with research on reading, Mahood moves on to merchandising principles; developing teen collections, spaces, and Web sites; and finally to booktalking, readers' advisory, and events scheduling. The author's enthusiasm and experience, coupled with citing current studies, other professional books, articles, and Web sites, make her suggestions appealing and attainable. She provides everything from lists of YA genres to easy design principles for displays to suggestions for questions to ask for better readers' advisory. More photos would have been great, but this is a book that can make a difference in the library tomorrow!"-Booklist/Professional Reading