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The Truth about Teens: Young Adult Services Training for Children’s Librarians JULY 8, 2003. That was Then, This is Now Adolescent Development Marketing Programs & Books to Teens Reader’s Advisory for Teens Booktalks. Our Staff is Trained to Kill. Overreaching Tasks for Young Adults.

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the truth about teens young adult services training for children s librarians july 8 2003
The Truth about Teens:Young Adult Services Training for Children’s LibrariansJULY 8, 2003
  • That was Then, This is Now
  • Adolescent Development
  • Marketing Programs & Books to Teens
  • Reader’s Advisory for Teens
  • Booktalks
overreaching tasks for young adults
Overreaching Tasks for Young Adults
  • Developing Identity
    • Can be characterized by the question, “Who are you and what do you represent?”
  • Seeking Acceptance
    • Teens will look both to peers and to adults outside of the family for acceptance as they constantly redefine their identity
  • Managing Excitement
    • Partially a result of hormones, teens can have an abundance of energy which needs an outlet
  • Gaining Independence
    • A gradual increase in independence, responsibility, decision making, and instances of rebellion
early adolescence 12 14 years
Early Adolescence (12-14 years)
  • Movement Towards Independence
  • Struggle with sense of identity
  • Moodiness
  • Improved abilities to use speech to express oneself
  • More likely to express feelings by action than by words
  • Close friendships gain importance
  • Less attention shown to parents, with occasional rudeness
  • Realization that parents are not perfect; identification of their faults
  • Search for new people to love in addition to parents
  • Tendency to return to childish behavior, fought off by excessive activity
  • Peer group influence interests and clothing styles
  • Career Interests
  • Mostly interested in present and near future
  • Greater ability to work
early adolescence 12 14 years5
Early Adolescence (12-14 years)
  • Sexuality
  • Girls ahead of boys
  • Same-sex friends and group activities
  • Shyness, blushing and modesty
  • Show-off qualities
  • Greater interest in privacy
  • Experimentation with body (masturbation)
  • Worries about being normal
  • Ethics and Self-Direction
  • Rule and limit testing
  • Occasional experimentation with cigarettes, marijuana, and alcohol
  • Capacity for abstract thought
middle adolescence
Middle Adolescence
  • Movement Towards Independence
  • Self-involvement, alternating between unrealistically high expectations and poor self-concept
  • Complaints that parents interfere with independence
  • Extremely concerned with appearance and with one\'s own body
  • Feelings of strangeness about one\'s self and body
  • Lowered opinion of parents, withdrawal of emotions from them
  • Effort to make new friends
  • Strong emphasis on the new peer group with the group identity of selectivity, superiority and competitiveness
  • Periods of sadness as the psychological loss of the parents takes place
  • Examination of inner experiences, which may include writing a diary
  • Career Interests
  • Intellectual interests gain importance
  • Some sexual and aggressive energies directed into creative and career interests
middle adolescence7
Middle Adolescence
  • Sexuality
  • Concerns about sexual attractiveness
  • Frequently changing relationships
  • Movement towards heterosexuality with fears of homosexuality
  • Tenderness and fears shown towards opposite sex
  • Feelings of love and passion
  • Ethics and Self-Description
  • Development of ideals and selection of role models
  • More consistent evidence of conscience
  • Greater capacity for setting goals
  • Interest in moral reasoning
late adolescence 17 19 years
Late Adolescence (17-19 years)
  • Movement Towards Independence
  • Firmer identity
  • Ability to delay gratification
  • Ability to think ideas through
  • Ability to express ideas in words
  • More developed sense of humor
  • Stable interests
  • Greater emotional stability
  • Ability to make independent decisions
  • Ability to compromise
  • Pride in one\'s work
  • Self-reliance
  • Greater concern for others
  • Career Interests
  • More defined work habits
  • Higher level of concern for the future
  • Thoughts about one\'s role in life
late adolescence 17 19 years9
Late Adolescence (17-19 years)
  • Sexuality
  • Concerned with serious relationships
  • Clear sexual identity
  • Capacities for tender and sensual love
  • Ethics and Self-Direction
  • Capable of useful insight
  • Stress on personal dignity and self-esteem
  • Ability to set goals and follow through
  • Acceptance of social institutions and cultural traditions
  • Self-regulation of self esteem
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Ten Core Values for Library Service to Young AdultsFrom: New Directions for Library Service to Young Adults by Patrick Jones. Chicago: ALA Editions. 2002. (p. 17)

  • Developmental Needs
  • Example: online chatting fulfills teens’ need for social interaction
  • Youth Development
  • Example: librarians can support healthy, positive youth development by offering programs and promoting reading through booktalking.
  • Developmental Assets
  • Example: connecting teens with the information they need promotes healthy relationships and has a positive impact on the community as a whole..
  • Youth Advocacy
  • Example: making a case for materials that appeal to teens, such as Graphic Novels, is one way to advocate for them within the library; another is simply showing them the same respect you would a child or adult.
  • Youth Participation
  • Example: use teens to assist with craft programs and take suggestions they make for improvement to library service seriously. This shows respect for their point of view.
  • Collaboration
  • Example: anytime you coordinate with a school to do a special program, you are collaborating on behalf on teens, such as the planned Research Methods unit for 8th graders.
  • Information literacy
  • Example: when you walk a teen through the process of a google search instead of handing over the information, you promote information literacy and self-sufficiency.
  • Adolescent literacy
  • Example: by showing an interest in what teens are reading, librarians strengthen the relationship between a teen and a book.
  • Learning and achievement
  • Example: by supporting the school curriculum and assisting with research and homework, libraries play a critical role in the learning and achievement of teens.
  • Equity of access and intellectual freedom
  • Example: by offering full and equal access to resources that help teens make the transition into adulthood, libraries support teens.
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