Monday, May 10, 2010

Connecting Young Adults and Libraries (book and CDrom)

Gorman, M. & Suellentrop, T. (2009). Connection Young Adults and Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual (4th ed.). New York: Neal-Schuman.

YAttitude is back and better than ever in the 4th edition of the best-selling Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, created by former author, trainer, and inspirational speaker Patrick Jones. Co-authors Michele Gorman and Tricia Suellentrop have updated and revised this edition to address the latest trends and best practices in teen services, including programming, marketing and promotion, collection development, technology, outreach, library spaces for teens, and more.

This expanded edition includes exciting new research about the teen brain, the latest in technology and social networking, and an information-packed new chapter on information literacy. The accompanying CD-ROM includes updated core documents, sample forms, surveys, and other planning tools that can be personalized to best meet the needs of your public library or school library media center, including:
• Information Literacy Exercises
• Progressive Discipline Policy for Youth
• Sample Teen Volunteer, Intern, and Employee Applications
• Teen Comment Card Template
• Planning Form for Developing a New Teen Space
• Teen Focus Group Guide
• Form Letter for Soliciting Partners/Sponsors for Teen Programming
• Sample Booktalk Evaluation Form

Whether you are teen librarian, library generalist, or graduate student searching for new information about how to best serve teens in libraries, this is the book for you.