Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest book is the co-authored work 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage recipes. She teaches graduate-level young adult literature and webinars on book trends and social media. She enjoys helping authors find readers through her work at AuthorRx, and she is a romance reviewer for Booklist. She teaches workshops on midcentury foods and crafts to share her passions for Jello and jewelry. Learn more at www.amyalessio.com.
- About the Author
The fifth edition of Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults highlights 25 of the best programs across the country, providing ideas for replicating and adapting them in school and public libraries. Organized for easy browsing, each chapter encourages you to think about the range of possible programs and illustrates the growing trend of including teens in very aspect of the program—from planning to outcomes! Categories include:
- Enhancing Teen Spaces, Physical or Virtual
- Creative Teen Clubs
- Reading Raves
- Community Connections
- Living in a Diverse World
- Services Under $100
- Special Events
This new edition also includes a thoughtful preface from Mary K. Chelton and helpful appendixes, including criteria for judging the program; YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth; YALSA's White Papers; biographical details on Margaret A. Edwards, whose Trust has helped fund each edition of Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults; and a list of resources and publications offered by YALSA for those who work with young adults in a library setting.