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ERIC Number: ED511474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 220
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1015-3
Urban Teens in the Library: Research and Practice
Agosto, Denise E., Ed.; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra, Ed.
ALA Editions
"Urban Teens in the Library" is the perfect solution for the concerns and uncertainty many librarians face when supporting this group of patrons and students. From a team of experts who have researched the information habits and preferences of urban teens to build better and more effective school and public library programs, this book will show readers: (1) The importance of moving beyond stereotypes and revamping library services; (2) The value of street lit and social networking; and (3) How a library website can meet the information needs of teens. This groundbreaking book is relevant to all librarians working with urban teens and looking for ways to reach out to them. Part I, Setting the Stage: Who Is the Urban Teen?, includes: Chapter 1: Who Are Urban Teens, and What Does Urban Mean, Anyway? (Denise E. Agosto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell); and Chapter 2: Moving beyond the Stereotypes: Seeing Urban Teenagers as Individuals (Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Lewis Hassell, and Denise E. Agosto). Part II, Focus on Research: Research Relating to Urban Teens and Libraries, includes: Chapter 3: Revamping Library Services to Meet Urban Teens' Everyday Life Information Needs and Preferences (Denise E. Agosto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell); Chapter 4: Developing a Leisure Reading Program That Is Relevant and Responsive to the Lives of Urban Teenagers: Insights from Research (Sandra Hughes-Hassell); Chapter 5: Street Lit: Before You Can Recommend It, You Have to Understand It (Vanessa J. Irvin Morris, with Denise E. Agosto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell); Chapter 6: Urban Teens, Online Social Networking, and Library Services (June Abbas and Denise E. Agosto); Chapter 7: Urban Teens and Their Use of Public Libraries (Denise E. Agosto); Chapter 8: Public Library Websites and Urban Teenagers' Health Information Needs (Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Dana Hanson-Baldauf); and Chapter 9: Spacing Out with Young Adults: Translating YA Space Concepts into Practice (Anthony Bernier). Part III, Focus on Best Practice: Model Programs from U.S. Public Libraries, includes: Chapter 10: Youth Development and Evaluation: Lessons from "Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development" (Elaine Meyers); Chapter 11: The Loft at ImaginOn: A New-Generation Library for Urban Teens (Michele Gorman, Amy Wyckoff, and Rebecca L. Buck); Chapter 12: Before It's Reading, It's Writing: Urban Teens as Authors in the Public Library (Autumn Winters and Elizabeth J. Gregg); and Chapter 13: Following and Leading Teens Online: Using Digital Library Services to Reach Urban Teens (Kara Reuter, Sarah Cofer, Ann Pechacek, and Mandy R. Simon). Acknowledgments, Introduction, Works Cited, List of Contributors, and Index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A