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ISBN-13: 978-0838935873 ISBN-10: 0838935877

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This supplemental guide to the professional competencies developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association of ALA aims to "outline the skills, the knowledge, and the philosophy that should be a part of the makeup of every librarian who serves teens." Flowers begins by elaborating on and demonstrating how to execute the YALSA competencies. From there she discusses how to advocate for a teen-services department when none exists. The final section is a compilation of various resources, including the Library Bill of Rights and ALA interpretations of them with regard to labels and rating systems, Internet activity, ethics, and nonprint materials. References to additional resources are noted throughout. Philosophies, strategic plans, goals, and mission statements from programs around the country demonstrate effective service practices. The information is presented in a clear, concise, and conversational manner, making this resource both easy to navigate and a pleasure to read.—Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
(c) Copyright 2011.  Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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“Written to show the librarian how to use the YALSA competencies to improve service to teens, to make teen services an integral part of the library and community, and to grow professionally,” this title is organized by competency areas: “Leadership and Professionalism”; “Knowledge of Client Group”; “Communication, Marketing, and Outreach”; “Administration”; “Knowledge of Materials”; “Access to Information”; and “Services.” Each chapter begins with objectives and provides specific examples of policies, programming, and strategies from a variety of libraries. Suggested reading and notes are found at the end of each chapter, with an adequate index at the end of the book. Nine appendixes are included (for example, “Library Bill of Rights” and ALA interpretations such as “Minors and Internet Activity”) that relate to YA services. Useful as a companion to Young Adults Deserve the Best: Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth (2010). --Susan Gooden

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