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Library Materials and Services for Teen Girls - Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series (Paperback)
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Library Materials and Services for Teen Girls - Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 14/08/2002
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Libraries can define their service goals to better serve and empower teen girls. This book shows how you can make a difference in your community by establishing partnerships with organizations, offering developmentally appropriate programming, and providing timely reader's advisory services tailored to this population. A short history of girl power, collection development guidelines, library programming ideas, and issues regarding girls and technology, volunteering, collaboration, and outreach are provided. An introduction, epilogue, bibliography, and index complete the book. Make a difference in your community: improve your library services to teen girls! This book describes how libraries can define their service goals to better serve-and even empower-young women. Author O'Dell describes how to establish partnerships with organizations, offer developmentally appropriate programming, and provide timely reader's advisory services. Everything you need to know is presented here: a short history of girl power, collection development guidelines, library programming ideas, and issues regarding girls and technology, volunteering, collaboration, and outreach. An introduction, epilogue, bibliography, and index complete the book.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313315541
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"O'Dell has covered topics that are both timely and important as Young Adult Librarians face decisions on how best to utilize their energy and resources....Any library or staff that is new to a focus on Teen Services or looking for ways to diversify their services, for boys and girls, will find this a useful resource and energizing brainstorming tool that will adapt many of the suggestions to fit a particular library situation. Exceptional."-The Shy Librarian
"This book will be useful to librarians with the very specific goal of attracting adolescent girls to the library."-School Library Journal
"Where the book really shines...is in the chapters on collection development and "Girls and Technology." ...this would be a good addition to the professional collection of any library that serves young adults."-Library Quarterly
"If you need suggestions for books and ideas for programming geared specifically to teen girls, this book can help....This guide combines brief but meaty introductory material with practical ideas for teen girls."-Teacher Librarian
"A comprehensive guide to providing library services to teen girls in a public library setting....Though this is written for public librarians, school librarians looking for programming ideas and collection development support will find this title useful. A well-written and highly functional resource that provides the necessary tools for working with teen girls."-Booklist
"This excellent basic handbook is packed with useful information for providing library services to teenaged girls....O'Dell provides an invaluable book that will inspire even veteran librarians who work with teens to reexamine and update their services....Much of the information is applicable to boys as well as girls, as O'Dell stresses the importance of helping all adolescents develop positive self-images and confidence in their abilities."-VOYA
?This book will be useful to librarians with the very specific goal of attracting adolescent girls to the library.?-School Library Journal
?Where the book really shines...is in the chapters on collection development and "Girls and Technology." ...this would be a good addition to the professional collection of any library that serves young adults.?-Library Quarterly
?If you need suggestions for books and ideas for programming geared specifically to teen girls, this book can help....This guide combines brief but meaty introductory material with practical ideas for teen girls.?-Teacher Librarian
?A comprehensive guide to providing library services to teen girls in a public library setting....Though this is written for public librarians, school librarians looking for programming ideas and collection development support will find this title useful. A well-written and highly functional resource that provides the necessary tools for working with teen girls.?-Booklist
?This excellent basic handbook is packed with useful information for providing library services to teenaged girls....O'Dell provides an invaluable book that will inspire even veteran librarians who work with teens to reexamine and update their services....Much of the information is applicable to boys as well as girls, as O'Dell stresses the importance of helping all adolescents develop positive self-images and confidence in their abilities.?-VOYA
?O'Dell has covered topics that are both timely and important as Young Adult Librarians face decisions on how best to utilize their energy and resources....Any library or staff that is new to a focus on Teen Services or looking for ways to diversify their services, for boys and girls, will find this a useful resource and energizing brainstorming tool that will adapt many of the suggestions to fit a particular library situation. Exceptional.?-The Shy Librarian

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