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Young Adults Deserve the Best: Understanding Teen Behavior for a Positive Library Experience
YALSA with contributions from Amy Alessio, Erin Downey Howerton and Sarah Flowers
Item Number: 2012-103
 
Publisher: YALSA
Price: $199.00
 
 
 
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3-hole punch, binder-ready manual and CD
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Dynamic and full of energy, teens can be a challenging patron population to serve, even for the most experienced library worker. From the circulation desk, to the reference desk to the security desk, everyone is involved with addressing behavioral issues in the library. This instructional kit provides training on: the developing teen brain and how it affects teen behavior; how to build successful teen programs and Teen Advisory Boards; how to prevent and address teen behavior issues, and how library administration can support and foster teen development. Contributing authors include: Amy Alessio, Erin Downey Howerton, and Sarah Flowers.

This kit addresses the following areas in Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Leadership and Professionalism; Knowledge of Client Group; Communication, Marketing, & Outreach; Administration and Services.

This kit contains:

1.  Manual (binder-ready, three-hole punched and tabbed) 
  • Literature Review
  • Instructions on how to use the modules
  • 4 learning modules which contain:
    • Introductory paper 
    • Module overview with key talking points and links to the YALSA Competencies
    • Printout of four PowerPoint presentation with accompanying script 
    • Three optional activities per module to deepen participants’ understanding of the module’s  material
  • List of works consulted 

2. CD with PowerPoint presentations and resources for the four Understanding Teen Behavior for a Positive Library Experience workshops 

The Developing Teen Brain and Guidelines for Service to Teens
This module examines the developing teen brain and how it affects teen behavior. It also discusses guidelines for library service to teens. 

Teen Programs and Teen Advisory Boards
This module discusses how to build successful teen programs and Teen Advisory Boards.

Addressing Behavioral Issues in the Library 
This module examines how to prevent and address teen behavior issues in the library.

Library Support of Teen Development
This module examines how library administration can support and foster teen development.

About the Author

Young Adults Deserve the Best: Understanding Teen Behavior for a Positive Library Experience instruction is based on the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth. The mission of YLASA is to advocate, promote and strengthen service to young adults as part of the continuum of totally library service, and to support those who provide service to this population. YALSA is a division of the American Library Association.
 
 

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