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YALHP stands for Young Adult Librarians Help Page


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This title is also available for purchase as an e-book or as a print/e-book bundle. addthis_pub = 'ALAMarketing'; 136 pages 6" x 9"SoftcoverISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3587-3Year Published: 2010AP Categories: A, C, ERead an interview with the author now!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 includesAnecdotes and success stories from the fieldGuidelines 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. Table of ContentsIntroductionChapter 1    Competency Area I: Leadership and ProfessionalismChapter 2    Competency Area II: Knowledge of Client GroupChapter 3    Competency Area III: CommunicationChapter 4    Competency Area IV: AdministrationChapter 5    Competency Area V: Knowledge of MaterialsChapter 6    Competency Area VI: Access to InformationChapter 7    Competency Area VII: ServicesChapter 8    Starting from ScratchAppendixesA    Library Bill of RightsB    Free Access to Libraries for MinorsC    Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint MaterialsD    Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media ProgramE    Minors and Internet InteractivityF    Labeling and Rating SystemsG    Questions and Answers on Labels and Rating SystemsH    Code of Ethics of the American Library AssociationI    Guidelines for Library Services to Teens, Ages 12–18IndexAbout the AuthorSarah Flowers recently retired as Deputy County Librarian for the Santa Clara County Library in California. She has written articles and reviews for Voice of Youth Advocates and School Library Journal, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Young Adult Library Services, YALSA’s quarterly journal. She was elected 2011-12 president of YALSA. She was a member of the first class of Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers,” and was named one of the top 40 distinguished alumni of the San Jose State School of Library and Information Science. She has worked as a young adult librarian, a supervisor of adult and young adult services, and a community librarian as a branch manager.The mission of Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to advocate, promote and strengthen library service to teens, ages 12-18, as part of the continuum of total library services, and to support those who provide library service to this population.Reviews"I am fighting the overuse of the word ‘practical’ when talking about this book, but that’s what it is, really and truly ... Some of the tips are so simply brilliant you’ll wonder why it hadn’t occurred to you already (like keeping a log of your young adult programs so you know what worked and what didn’t). And some of Flowers’ advice is just invaluable, such as taking the time each year to make a continuing education plan for yourself. If you’re determined to be the best YA librarian you can be (who isn’t?), move it to the top of your ‘to be read’ pile."--Spine Label"As the author herself states in the introduction: ‘What I do hope to do is to give the librarian a place to start thinking about where his or her job fits into the bigger picture of both the parent institution and young adult library services in general’.Her work, combined with the official competencies document, shines through as a key tool for librarians, young adult specialists, youth advocacy professionals and those involved with youth within schools."--Australian Library Journal"Philosophies, strategic plans, goals, and mission statements from programs around the country demonstrate effective service practices. The information is presented in a clear, concise, and conversational manner, making this resource both easy to navigate and a pleasure to read."--School Library Journal