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Serving Urban Teens
They're socially conscious, tech savvy, street smart, terrifically diverse, and they're seemingly running rampant. They're urban teens and they need access to your library-for homework help, for study and research, to use the computers, to socialize, to browse the graphic novels, to listen to music, and for many other reasons. By exploring current, effective models for ...more
Paperback, 229 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Libraries Unlimited
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Urban teens travel in packs much like their suburban counterparts, but are more likely to come from differing backgrounds. This diverse group, unified and yet divided, has a great deal competing for their time and attention. Providing a historical perspective for teen services as well as suggesting progressive ideas for the future and methods for evaluating success, Serving Urban Teens identifies areas of public librarianship that can be specifically improved upon to more effectively serve our ...more
Though this book deals specifically with library services for urban teens, it would also be useful to any librarian/library staff working with teens. It includes a history of teen services in libraries, staff training scenarios when dealing with teens, teen readers advisory resources, how to "shelftalk" a book, making spaces for teens (it accounts for different sizes of libraries), and starting teen programs. However, it also puts the urban teen's landscape in your view. It talks about the ...more