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The Resource Creating a tween collection : a practical guide for librarians, Karen M. Smith

Creating a tween collection : a practical guide for librarians, Karen M. Smith

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Creating a tween collection : a practical guide for librarians
Title
Creating a tween collection
Title remainder
a practical guide for librarians
Statement of responsibility
Karen M. Smith
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Specialized collections for tweens, or middle schoolers, are relatively new and becoming increasingly popular. This Practical Guide gives librarians everything they need to create such a collection. Beginning with a brief description of the early adolescent brain and developmental stages, and a history of youth and teen services in libraries, Creating a Tween Collection provides a solid foundation on which librarians can build support for such a collection. In addition, librarians will be given specific criteria for what constitutes "tween literature," guidelines for forming parameters that will work for their community, and suggestions for using reviews and other sources in selecting appropriate materials and dealing with controversial titles. Finally, readers will learn how to re-allocate spaces and budgets, and how to market their new collection to patrons. This is a must-read for librarians who are looking to build a middle school collection in order to better serve their patrons
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Karen M.
Dewey number
025.2/187625
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z688.C47
LC item number
S65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Practical guides for librarians
Series volume
no. 57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Preteens
  • Middle school students
  • Children's libraries
  • Middle school libraries
  • Libraries
Label
Creating a tween collection : a practical guide for librarians, Karen M. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are 'tweens' and what do they want? -- Why create a tween collection? -- What is tween literature? -- Beyond print materials -- Evaluating current collections -- Carving out space -- Controversy in tween literature -- Should you add nonfiction? -- Budgets -- Marketing your new collection -- Appendix 1. Selected titles fiction -- Appendix 2. Selected titles nonfiction -- Appendix 3. Case study Eton Academy -- Appendix 4. Case study Geneva Public Library -- Appendix 5. Case study Loutit District Library -- Appendix 6. Case study Novi Public Library
Control code
on1076412671
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xv, 147 pages
Isbn
9781538116937
Lccn
2018055639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076412671
Label
Creating a tween collection : a practical guide for librarians, Karen M. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are 'tweens' and what do they want? -- Why create a tween collection? -- What is tween literature? -- Beyond print materials -- Evaluating current collections -- Carving out space -- Controversy in tween literature -- Should you add nonfiction? -- Budgets -- Marketing your new collection -- Appendix 1. Selected titles fiction -- Appendix 2. Selected titles nonfiction -- Appendix 3. Case study Eton Academy -- Appendix 4. Case study Geneva Public Library -- Appendix 5. Case study Loutit District Library -- Appendix 6. Case study Novi Public Library
Control code
on1076412671
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xv, 147 pages
Isbn
9781538116937
Lccn
2018055639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076412671

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