Developing library collections for today's young adults / Amy S. Pattee. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2014. This book features policies that deal expressly with materials that respect the intellectual freedom of young library patrons. It emphasizes the importance of everything from needs assessment to collection development, encouraging librarians to consider informational, recreational, and curricular needs and interests as the library staff select material on behalf of young adults. Libraries Collection, Book Worth, Development Libraries, Libraries Science, Development Development, Today Young, Development Resources, Young Adults, Collection Development
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Transforming young adult services / edited by Anthony Bernier. / Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. -- Exploring the question of what an LIS-specific vision of young adults should be, this book offers a wide array of provocative positions with implications for libraries in literacy initiatives, YA space, intergenerational interactions, and civic life.
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The collection program in schools : concepts and practices, 5th ed. / Kay Bishop. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, 2012. This practical text provides all the information and direction beginning school librarians need to develop and manage multi-format collections.
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Adult learners : professional development and the school librarian / Carl A. Harvey II. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012. This practical guide clarifies why school librarians need to be part of the professional development process in their schools -- and shows just how to achieve that goal. This book details how to become part of the professional development team in ways that are both relevant and meaningful to the teachers and staff involved.
Intellectual freedom for teens : a practical guide for young adult and school librarians / edited by Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Kelly Tyler. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. Using examples of censorship battles in both school and public libraries to illustrate possible scenarios, this guidebook gives YA librarians the foreknowledge and support to ensure intellectual freedom for teens. Among the issues addressed : How to prepare yourself and your staff for potential challenges by developing a thoughtful selection policy and response plan; resources for help when a challenge occurs; crafting a defense for a challenged book, and pointers for effectively disseminating your response through the press and social media; and the latest on intellectual freedom in the digital realm, including an examination of library technology.
Cataloging for school librarians / Marie Kelsey. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, . This book presents the theory and practice of cataloging and classification to students and practitioners needing a clear sequential process to help them overcome cataloging anxiety. With the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards and at making library materials accessible to students and faculty.