Amy Alessio enjoyed the input of teens for over nineteen years as an award-winning teen and readers’ advisory librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Illinois. She is a co-author of A Year of Programs for Millennials (ALA Editions 2015), Club Programs for Teens (ALA Editions, 2015), and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), in addition to other reference titles. Amy enjoys offering presentations about library services or vintage cooking, her passion, across the country. You can learn more about Amy on her website 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.