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Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation
Edited by Angela Carstensen for YALSA
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8570-0
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $52.00
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176 pages
7" x 10"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8570-0
Year Published: 2011
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, Z

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Connecting teens to books they’ll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide Outstanding Books for the College Bound will give teen services staff the leg up they need to make it happen. Listing over 400 books deemed outstanding for the college bound by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this indispensable resource
  •     Examines how the previous lists in the series were developed, and explains the book’s new layout
  •     Features engaging, helpful book descriptions useful for readers’ advisory
  •     Offers programming tips and other ideas for ways the lists can be used at schools and public libraries
  •     Includes indexes searchable by topic, year, title, and author
More than simply a vital collection development tool, this book can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinkers who will flourish at college.
Table of Contents

Introduction    Angela Carstensen

Part I    Developing and Using the Lists
Chapter 1    Forty Years of Outstanding Books: Origin, History, and Committee Processes, by Paula Brehm-Heeger
Chapter 2    Outstanding Books and Public Libraries: The List as Merchandising Tool, by Mary Arnold
Chapter 3    Outstanding Books in School Libraries: Curriculum Connections and Readers’ Advisory, by Priscille Dando
Chapter 4    Outstanding Books in an Academic Setting, by Judith Walker
Chapter 5    Outstanding Books for Nontraditional Students and Lifelong Learners, by Penny Johnson

Part II    The Annotations, revised and expanded by Angela Carstensen
Chapter 6    Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, 1999
Chapter 7    Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, 2004
Chapter 8    Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, 2009
Chapter 9    Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, by Genre, 1999–2009

Appendix    Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners Policies and Procedures
About the Editor

Angela Carstensen is head librarian at Convent of the Sacred Heart, a K–12 independent school for girls in New York City. An active member of YALSA since 2000, Angela served as the chair of the 2010 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults committee. She previously served for four years on the Alex Awards committee, and as chair in 2008.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) YALSA's mission 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.

"The ideas presented are practical and simple to implement, requiring no expenditures other than reproducing the list as a handout ... Teachers and librarians who work with teens and adults in high school, academic, or public libraries will find this book a useful tool to acquaint readers with quality titles to expand their horizons."
--Catholic Library World

"Highly recommended."
--Collection Management

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