Respected YA services consultant Patrick Jones has teamed up with two of today's most popular YA workshop leaders to redesign, update, and expand the "bible" of YA service. Addressing every aspect of library service to teens, the book's twelve chapters cover customer service, collections, booktalking, programming, spaces, promotion, technology, youth involvement, and more. Chapters filled with hundreds of "best practices" culled from the authors' workshop presentations, ready-to-use forms, checklists, and documents - teen secret shopper forms, teen information literacy handouts, reading interest surveys, graphic novel booklists, booktalk evaluations, teen volunteer job descriptions, and much more - make this edition an all-in-one resource. Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, 3rd Edition, contains over 70 per cent new material from previous editions including an all-new glossary for librarians serving teens that helps with understanding adolescent development terms, teen slang, literary definitions, and library terminology. A brand-new technology chapter provides practical, readable explanations of filters, teen Web sites, instant messaging, blogs, online book discussions, virtual author chats, streaming media - as well as suggestions for using these with teens. The collection development tools - including advice for selecting books, magazines, music, movies, videogames and more - have been updated and expanded. Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, Third Edition is a must-have for every librarian serving teens.