YALSA's Competencies in action
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CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Young Adults Deserve the Best: YALSA's Competencies in Action,” by Sarah Flowers. It is the first book to thoroughly expand on "Young Adults Deserve the Best: Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth,” a document developed by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that outlines areas of focus for providing quality library service in collaboration with teenagers. Flowers identifies and expands on these competency areas, including:
- Anecdotes and success stories from the field;
- Guidelines that can be used to create evaluation instruments, determine staffing needs and develop job descriptions;
- Additional professional resources following each chapter that will help librarians turn theory into practice.