Rene J. Vaillancourt is the assistant director of the Missoula Public Library in Montana. She received her M.S.L.S. at the Catholic University of America, where she was awarded a U.S. Department of Education scholarship for young adult services. She has worked with teenagers in public libraries in Rhode Island and Indiana. A YALSA member since 1992, Ren̩e has served on the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and Youth Participation committees. She has published articles on young adult services in VOYA and School Library Journal and has presented numerous programs and workshops as a YALSA Serving the Underserved trainer.
- About the Author
Here is the first “one-stop-shopping” manual for librarians working in young adult services who would like to make their work--hiring, training, coordinating, planning, budgeting--both more effective, and more enjoyable. Renee J. Vaillancourt, feature editor of Public Libraries magazine, shows you how to apply tried-and-true business theories and management principles to transform your hectic and overwhelming work in YA services into a fun, successful, and gratifying career. Vaillancourt applies classic management principles to handle every aspect of a YA librarian’s workday--including managing events, running youth participation groups, raising funds, spending wisely, prioritizing projects, managing over-enthused patrons, organizing workloads, and especially, conquering stress. In this, the latest entry in Neal-Schuman’s popular teens @ the library series, you will have the keys to improving your library’s YA services and the know-how to take your own career to the next level.