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Teen Spaces: The Step-by-Step Library Makeover, Second Edition
Kimberly Bolan
Item Number: 978-0-8389-0969-0
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $52.00
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240 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-0969-0
Year Published: Fall 2008
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F

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Praise for the first edition:
"If you've ever stared at the teen area in your public library and said with a sigh, 'We've got to do something with that space,' this book is your salvation…It's a gem.”
--Public Libraries

When writing the first edition of Teen Spaces in 2002, YA expert Bolan was challenged to find excellent examples. Now, teen spaces abound and interest continues to grow. With a strategic use of web-based technologies—from the author's website to a Flickr account—this new edition showcases success stories as it reaches out to attract a global community of teen librarians committed to meeting the needs of young adults. Revising the first practical guide to creating inviting spaces for teens in the library, Bolan reveals what it takes for your makeover to go as smoothly as possible. You'll find

  • Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use templates
  • The latest information on teen spaces policies
  • New ways to involve teens in the space-renovation process
  • Updated tools, worksheets, instructions, and vendor information
  • Inspiring illustrations and discussions of what other libraries have achieved
  • Best practices for developing teen spaces

    Library directors, teen librarians, and school library media specialists will welcome the inspiration from hundreds of teen spaces around the world, along with hands-on suggestions for revamping their own library.

    Check out this title's webextras!

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1 Understanding Teens and Their Space
    Chapter 2 Ask and Analyze
    Chapter 3 Plan and Propose
    Chapter 4 Design and Decorate
    Chapter 5 Long-Term Promotion
    Chapter 6 Policy and Practice

    Appendix A Templates
    Appendix B Worksheets
    Appendix C Resources
    Appendix D Vendor List
    Appendix E Resource Libraries

    About the Author
    Kimberly Bolan is a library consultant based in Indianapolis, IN. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in and with public and school libraries of all sizes. Her work has focused on facilities planning and design, strategic planning, teen and youth services, technology services, and customer service and marketing. She earned her MLS at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. A popular speaker at state and national library conferences, Bolan was named a 2004 “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal.

    “Teenagers have strong preferences, not all of which are driven by purely commercial culture … Consultant Bolan has had great success in planning library spaces for teens that carefully consider those preferences and meet facilities’ needs for safety, security and organization …”
    --Book News Inc.

    "Bolan has created an excellent handbook that makes great use of pulling together material and examples from all over North America. The appendixes are wonderful resources containing templates, worksheets, lists of resources by chapter, vendor contacts, and the resource libraries referred to throughout the handbook."
    --Internet Reference Services Quarterly

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