ERIC Number: ED384360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Book Beat: A Young Adult Services Manual for Louisiana's Libraries. Face It: Read a Book: Be Somebody. [Updated Edition.]
Fairbanks, Gretchen, Ed.; Jaques, Thomas F., Ed.
Libraries need to reach out to teens and enhance their skills in serving the teenage population. Through the Louisiana Young Adult Services program, it is hoped that all staff working with young adults will be reached to accomplish the following: (1) promote a better understanding of the psychology of this age group; (2) increase skills in approaching and responding to young adults; (3) increase knowledge of young adult literature and reference tools; and (4) increase success in attracting young adults to public libraries. This manual contains information on understanding the nature of young adults and developing a young adult service philosophy for a library. Ideas are provided for programs, activities, and workshops. Ready-to-use book talks and publicity materials are included, along with bibliographies for young adult collection development. Introductory materials include suggestions for a survey of teen users, an assignment alert package for teachers, community resources, and young adult service goals and objectives. Twenty-eight activities are described. In addition to general information on book-talking, ideas are provided for 7 thematic booktalks; 13 workshop ideas are outlined. The "Good Reads and Good Looks" section contains bibliographies that list hundreds of books and many films for young adult patrons. A listing of titles is provided for librarians and others working with young adults. The publicity section contains 10 sample releases, letters, and announcements. (MAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana