Library Teen Advisory GroupsBook - 2005
Although teen advisory groups flourish in many libraries, no how-to guidebook has ever been published for the librarians who run them. At last, the activities and policies of actual groups in school and public libraries are described in detail. From funding to bylaws, from starting a new group to rejuvenating an old one, from classic projects to unique roles, from community involvement to voting on adult library boards, Tuccillo covers the wide landscape of teen advisory groups of all stripes and types. Vivid profiles of successful teen groups, organized in public and school library sections, tell each group's story. Sample mission statements, applications, membership cards, parent permission forms, publicity flyers, and newsletters can be borrowed or adapted. Beyond a wealth of practical advice, Tuccillo also offers inspiration in teens' own words: "I did not expect TAB to be nearly as great as it was," writes a member to his librarian after moving away. "It allowed me to get socially involved and to take an active role in the community. I really enjoyed the discussions dealing with the library renovation. Being involved in such a large project was exciting for someone my age. In my new community], I ran for the library Board of Trustees and work as a reading tutor. If it were not for you and your library, I never would have considered running or tutoring. I owe a lot of thanks to you." Anyone working directly with teens in school and public libraries will be unable to resist such compelling testaments to the value of library teen advisory groups.
Publisher: Lanham, MD : VOYA Books, 2005.
Characteristics: xix, 165 p. :,illus. ;,28 cm.
Alternative Title: Teen advisory groups