Librarians who serve young adults are truly special at inspiring, motivating, and assisting teens to reach for their dreams and build skills. During the rush of the school year, these librarians may be to busy helping students prepare research projects or homework assignments to read up and practice professional development for themselves. Therefore, I’ve created a quick list of 7 books that could help your professional development To Read list as a young adult librarian. To find a book at a library near you, click on each title to visit the WorldCat database.
Readers’ Advisory, Collection Development, and Book Lists
- Serving Teens Through Readers’ Advisory
- Quick and Popular Reads for Teens
- Serving Boys Through Readers’ Advisory
- A Core Collection for Young Adults
- Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers: Tips, Titles, and Tools
Library Programming & Summer Reading Programs
- Sizzling Summer Reading Programs for Young Adults (1998)
- Sizzling Summer Reading Programs for Young Adults (2006)
- Bonus: 101+ Teen Programs that Work
For more books to read, see my professional reading list on Goodreads. Thank you to all who serve teens in the library!
Do you have any recommended reads for young adult, teen, and youth librarians? If so, comment below, or tweet me at @sarahderinger88.