Thursday, October 7, 2010

Young Adults Deserve the Best (book)

Flowers, S. (2011). Young Adults Deserve the Best: YALSA's Competencies in Action. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

As high school enrollment continues to rise, the need for effective librarianship serving young adults is greater than ever before. "Young Adults Deserve the Best: Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth,” developed by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is a document outlining areas of focus for providing quality library service in collaboration with teenagers. In this book, Sarah Flowers identifies and expands on these competency areas. This useful work includes
  • Anecdotes and success stories from the field
  • Guidelines which can be used to create evaluation instruments, determine staffing needs, and develop job descriptions
  • Additional professional resources following each chapter that will help librarians turn theory into practice
The first book to thoroughly expand on this important document, Young Adults Deserve the Best is a key foundational tool not only for librarians but also for young adult specialists, youth advocacy professionals, and school administrators.
(book description)