By Donna P. Miller
Know about the realm of ultra-modern adolescents and the way to speak with this extremely important phase of your library's viewers. assemble principles for enlisting support from lecturers and faculty librarians in making plans programming to deliver teenagers to the library. Examples of actual lifestyles reference interviews persist with an inventory of instruments to have on the teenager reference table. the basic components of creating youngster assortment and reader's advisory providers are awarded with principles for making a teenager pleasant library. details may be worthy to librarians in smaller libraries and people assigned to youngster providers as part of their different tasks.
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W. ) Subscription Databases • • • NoveList K-12 Books in Print with Reviews—produced by Bowker Libraries Unlimited’s Web site—produced by Libraries Unlimited Collection Maintenance In addition to selecting new materials for the library’s collection, library staff must also decide whether to keep or weed (remove) items that are no longer useful, are out of date, are damaged, have been replaced by a newer edition, or are unattractive due to damage or age. In addition to weeding these types of materials, library staff must also decide how to preserve and repair materials from time to time.
Challenged material: From time to time, a library customer may issue a complaint about an item in the library’s collection and may even seek to have the item removed from the collection. Many times, complaints come from parents who wish to protect their young children or teenage children and do not want them exposed to ideas and information that conflict with their family’s values. Since many books written for today’s teens contain issues and ideas that could be considered graphic or controversial, it is critical that the library’s collection policy should include a section on dealing with these complaints.
Not only will the older type of material cease to be available at some point, but the equipment needed to use the material will become obsolete. Weed items that are no longer viable for the collection, such as those that have been found to contain inaccurate information, those that are old and musty smelling, and those that have been replaced by newer editions; older editions that are no longer accurate or complete; items that no longer have significance to your collection, such as fiction that is no longer popular or read; and items that are severely damaged.