Our next meeting:
Willimantic Library Service Center
Advocating Teen Services:
Make an elevator pitch
* All of these are perfect to get you ready for budget season
See you there,
I hope 2016 brings you and your library much joy, good books, and good friends.
From the ALA site:
Jessica Moyer and Michael Cox included in the following tips in a presentation
- Stock popular materials and replace them when they wear out or walk out
- Have nonfiction, graphic novels, magazines and audiobooks in your YA collection
- Read nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, magazines and adult fiction, and listen to audiobooks of all types, even if it is only in “10 Minutes”
- Keep a journal to remember what you “read”
- Suggest nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, and adult fiction
- Be specific, not abstract when describing your suggestions
- Admit your likes and dislikes when asked – be honest with your teens!
- EVER make any kind of judging statement when talking to teen readers
- Suggest really old materials (as in I loved that when I was a teen)
- Push your favorite books
- Encourage teens to read “quality” books or “move them up” to better books
- Tell teens only books (or fiction) count as really “reading”
- Read only YA books
- Forget the Rules of Leisure Reading
What other tips would you suggest?
At the last meeting Linda Williams talked about her massive book list of starred reviews. Here they are:
Compilations of 2015 books which received 2 or more starred reviews (updated periodically)
- Picture Books (updated 8/11/2015)
- Juvenile Fiction (updated 12/7/2015)
- YA Fiction (updated 11/18/2015)
In doing some research for our December meeting, I came across this post and thought it was fantastic. (Meeting Reminder: 12/8 at 10am at the WLSC)
I’ve always loved RA; it was one of my favorite parts of the job.
So I can’t wait to hear everyone’s stories/tips