Past Publications

The Complete Summer Reading ManualThe Complete Summer Reading Manual: From Planning to Evaluation

YALSA, July 2012

The Complete Summer Reading Manual: from Planning to Evaluation is a great resource, whether you’re embarking on your first SRP or you think you could plan one in your sleep! Teen summer reading program planners will find:     

  • Authoritative advice on planning, budgeting, and evaluation from experienced frontline librarians    
  • Tools for incorporating technology for any budget    
  • Readers’ advisory sources and places to find reading trends each year    
  • New Ideas for marketing, outreach, and collaboration    
  • Detailed descriptions of programs that work from librarians just like you    

Contributors include Mark Flowers, Megan Honig, Erin Downey Howerton, Kat Kan, Maria Kramer, Chris Shoemaker, and Connie Urquhart. This project was funded in part by a 2011 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association

2012. 160 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8604-2. 

Being a Teen Services AdvocateBeing a Teen Services Advocate

Linda W. Braun
Neal-Schuman, 2012

Former YALSA President Linda Braun covers what advocacy is and isn’t, what it takes to be an effective advocate for teens, how to practice advocacy skills and techniques, how to be a day-to-day advocate for teens, and setup a successful long-term library teen services advocacy initiative. 129 pages, 6x9. ISBN: 9781555707958.


Answering Teens' Tough QuestionsAnswering Teens' Tough Questions

mk Eagle
Neal-Schuman, 2012

More teenagers than ever turn to librarians and teachers to ask private questions they are too afraid to share with family and friends. This book offers any librarian a quick primer on talking with young adults about the tough and often controversial topics of sex, drugs, alcohol, and violence. You’ll have quick overviews on the issues themselves as well as tips for navigating these waters with teens. 136 pages, 6x9. ISBN: 9781555707941.