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Dec 04

Young Adult Resources Today (2014)

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 9:37 AM by Brian Herder


Young Adult Resources Today

Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More (2014)

Dan Latham and Melissa Gross

Item Number: 978-0-8108-9311-5

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today's multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information-behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, covering the key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults.

In Young Adult Resources Today, Latham and Gross
  • Integrate theory, research, and practice
  • Include implications for practice
  • Incorporate knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research
  • Address both print and electronic formats within resource chapters (including websites and social media)

The authors accomplish all of this while paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, young adult development, and multiple literacies. They cover literature (detailing both genres and subgenres), movies, magazines, websites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter describes navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual young adult spaces, readers' advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.