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In this guide, former YALSA President Braun explains what teen services advocacy is and why it is important. Braun gives readers the information required in order to advocate for teens and as a result improve library services, the value of the library in the community, and the lives of young adults. Topics include

  • How to be an effective advocate for teens
  • How to practice advocacy skills and techniques
  • How to setup successful long-term teen services advocacy initiative
  • Examples of successful advocacy campaigns
Foreword by Michele Gorman
Preface 
Acknowledgments 
Chapter 1. Understanding Advocacy by Being a Teen Library Advocate 
What Is Advocacy Anyway? 
What Is an Advocate? 
What Does It Take to Be a Successful Advocate? 
Being an Advocate Seems Time-Consuming,
a Lot of Work, and Pretty Scary 
Getting Past Barriers 
Why Teen Librarians Need to Be Advocates 
Goals of Teen Library Advocates 
I'm In, So How Do I Get Started Gaining
the Skills I Need?
I've Tried It, So Now What? 
References 
Chapter 2. Collaborations Make for Successful Advocacy Efforts 
What Is Collaboration?
If It's So Much Work, Why Do It? 
What to Collaborate On and Whom to Collaborate With
Just Do It
Reference 
Chapter 3. Advocating Every Day 
A Day in the Life 
What It Takes 
Going Beyond Yourself
Make It a Part of Your Job Description 
References
Chapter 4. Go for It with an Advocacy Campaign 
What Is an Advocacy Campaign? 
Doing It Yourself: The Pieces 
Doing It Yourself: Selling It to Administrators
Doing It Yourself: Web-Based Tools 
Twitter 
Facebook 
Google Docs 
What to Keep in Mind in the Social and Virtual World
The Bottom Line
References 
Chapter 5. Teens as Library Advocates 
Advocate and Grow Up Successfully 
Getting Teens Ready to Be Library Advocates
Teen Advocacy Projects 
The Overall Value of Teen Library Services 
Creating or Enhancing Teen Space 
Strong Teen-Focused Collections 
Open Access to Technology 
State Library Legislative Day 
Membership on the Library Board
Get Ideas from Teens
References
Chapter 6. Going Beyond Your Library: State, Regional, and National Advocacy 
Why Leave the Comfort Zone? 
Are There Challenges? 
I'm In, Now What? 
Associations 
District Days 
State Library Legislative Days 
National Library Legislative Day 
Don't Let Fear Get in the Way 
References 
Chapter 7. Tools for Being a Strong Advocate 
40 Developmental Assets® for Adolescents 
Marketing or Advocacy: You Decide 
Advocacy Skills/Knowledge/Ability Checklist
Advocacy Resources 
The Importance of a Whole Library Approach
to Public Library Young Adult Services:
A YALSA Issue Paper 
Index 
About the Author and YALSA 

Linda W. Braun

Linda W. Braun is an education technology consultant with LEO: Librarians & Educators Online. She provides training and consulting to schools, libraries, and other educational institutions on how to integrate technology successfully. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches courses on Web development and teen services. Linda has written books for ALA Editions, Neal-Schuman, Libraries Unlimited, and Information Today. She is also a TAG Team Tech columnist for Voices of Youth Advocates, and was blog manager for YALSA from 2006 through 2009.