Reaching YAs and retaining them as library patrons is a challenging endeavor, regardless of whether you have a captive (school) audience or are in a remote public library. Once you begin to understand the unique demographic that is young adult, you begin to see a few ways the library can fit into their rather complicated lives.
One of the ways library staff can attract and retain YAs is by offering quality, appealing materials in a comfortable, welcoming environment. A library’s goal with young adult materials should be to become an active entertainment option on level with passive television and radio, while still meeting their need for personal enrichment and educational/curriculum support.
Materials in a YA collection should be varied, carefully selected, highly promoted, diligently maintained, and vigorously defended.
This course will either introduce or serve as a review to basic components of the YA collection.
In this course, you will learn:
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