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We wrote a book – with thanks to a lot of great YA librarians

We are proud and excited to announce that the book edited by Heather Booth and Karen Jensen (that’s me), The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services, is now available for preorder through ALA Editions.  A good portion of the book was written by Karen and Heather, so those of you who like the tone and perspective offered here at the Teen Librarian Toolbox will appreciate the familiarity in the book.  But the best part is that it’s not just our experiences. The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services, collects twenty six different voices, all offering perspective, advice, support, and instruction on a wide variety of teen services in libraries.  Is it the only book you’ll ever need on teen services in libraries?  The job is too diverse and vast for any volume to be that.  But we think this is a great choice if you only get to choose one! Also, we also are donating a portion of the proceeds to YALSA because we believe that teens – and librarians – need passionate, educated YA librarians.


Here’s a look at the Table of Contents . . .


Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface

1: Who are Teens? 

Defining the Local Teen Community
Heather Booth
Lolcats, Bieber Fever, and Rainbow Bracelets: What’s Hot, What’s So Yesterday, and How to Keep Up
Heather Booth
Fast Facts for Librarians about the Teenage Brain
Heather Booth
Teen Development: The 40 Developmental Assets
Karen Jensen and Heather Booth
Reading in the Dark: Boys, Their Books, and the Search for Answers
Eric Devine

2: Who Are We?

What Does It Mean to be a Teen Services Librarian?
Karen Jensen
Same Pattern; Different Cloth: School and Public Librarians and their Partnerships
Naomi Bates
What Does Customer Service to Teens Look Like?
Karen Jensen
Friend, Advisor, Enforcer, Professional: Relating to Teens as a Young Adult Librarian
Maggie Hommel Thomann
Where’s the Handbook for That?
Karen Jensen
The Importance of Networking in the Life of a Teen Librarian
Heather Booth and Karen Jensen
What’s in Your Files? What to Ditch, What to Keep, and for How Long
Heather Booth
Get Your Reading Habits Organized
Allison Tran
Growing a Young Adult Librarian: Recruitment, Selection, and Retention of an Important Asset for Your Community
Margaret Redrup-May

3: Creation, Maintenance and Evaluation of Teen Services

An Introduction to the Teen Services Plan
Karen Jensen
Teens on the Platform: YALSA’s National Teen Space Guidelines
Katherine Trouern-Trend
Evaluation: Is Where You Begin Where You End?
Karen Jensen and Heather Booth
Teen Librarian Advocacy 101
Karen Jensen

4: Programming

An Introduction to Teen Programming
Karen Jensen
Technology Programming and Teens
Stacy Vandever Wells (from Girls in the Stacks)
MAKING | ART: A Flexible Model for Teen Services
Erinn Batykefer (from The Library as Incubator Project)
Author Visits
Kristin Treviño and Allison Jenkins
Gaming in Libraries
Justin Hoenke
Self-Directed and Free-Range Programming
Karen Jensen

5: Collections

Collection Development: Making the Case for Teen Collections
Karen Jensen
Teen Collection Development Outline
Karen Jensen
Are All Lists Created Equal? Diversity in Award-Winning and Best-Selling Young Adult Fiction
Casey Rawson
Weeding
Heather Booth
YA Book Blogs and How They Can Help You Develop Your Collection
Abby Johnson and Melissa Wheelock-Diedrichs
The Next Big Thing in E-books
Erin Bush
Booktalking in 1,000 Words—or Maybe a Few More!
Joni Richards Bodart
Readers’ Advisory: Listening Is an Act of Love
Heather Booth
What Is Readers’ Advisory, and Why Is Readers’ Advisory for Teens Different?
Heather Booth
Awards, Lists, Reviews, and Readers’ Advisory Possibilities: It’s Not Just One Big Chocolate Shop Francisca Goldsmith
Are You Reading YA Lit? You Should Be
Gretchen Kolderup

6: Marketing
Marketing: An Introduction from a Fellow Librarian
Karen Jensen
Crafting Your Marketing Plan
Karen Jensen
Graphic Design Basics for Non–Graphic Designers
Karen JensenMerchandising 101: Marketing to Teens in the Library
Karen Jensen
Booktalking in Your Local Schools as a Marketing Opportunity
Karen Jensen
Make the Most of Your Teen Services Social Media
Karen Jensen

7: Teen Involvement
Putting the Teen in Your Teen Services
Karen Jensen
Keeping the Teen Advisory Board Relevant—and Real: New Clubs, Themes, and Attitudes
Amy Alessio

8: Issues

Intellectual Freedom and the Teen Librarian
Heather Booth and Karen Jensen
Evaluating Materials for a Diverse Collection
Christie Ross Gibrich and Heather Booth
GLBTQ Materials in Your Teen Collection: The Teens Are There Already; Why Aren’t the Books?
Christie Ross Gibrich
The Rubber-Band Ball of Guys and Reading: Considering Boys in Collection Development and Library Service
Torrey Maldonado
Authors, Characters, and Experiences: Collection Development Mindful of People of Color in Young Adult Literature
Debbie Reese
Reaching Reluctant Readers, like Me
Kelly Milner Halls
Critical Issues in Juvenile Detention Center Libraries
Jeanie Austin
Social Media and the Relational Reading Revolution
Karen Jensen

Appendixes
A. A Sample Teen Services Plan
Karen Jensen
B. Your Teen Volunteer Plan
Karen Jensen
C. Your Teen-Driven Program Plan
Karen Jensen
D. Marketing Resources: A Guide with Annotations

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