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YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Event Outstanding Books for the College Bound

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

YALSA's OBCB committee supports lifelong learning by preparing a revised and updated edition of the annotated Outstanding Books for the College Bound booklist to guide students of all ages planning to continue their education beyond high school.

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YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Event Outstanding Books for the College Bound

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

YALSA's OBCB committee supports lifelong learning by preparing a revised and updated edition of the annotated Outstanding Books for the College Bound booklist to guide students of all ages planning to continue their education beyond high school.

More information about this conference session

YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Event Outstanding Books for the College Bound

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

YALSA's OBCB committee supports lifelong learning by preparing a revised and updated edition of the annotated Outstanding Books for the College Bound booklist to guide students of all ages planning to continue their education beyond high school.

More information about this conference session

YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Event Outstanding Books for the College Bound

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

YALSA's OBCB committee supports lifelong learning by preparing a revised and updated edition of the annotated Outstanding Books for the College Bound booklist to guide students of all
ages planning to continue their education beyond high school.

More information about this conference session

YALSA Partnerships Advocating for Teens (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Discussion Pat Committee Seeks a Convener

by Amy Pelman on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 04:41 pm

Hi All,

We need to hold Convener elections for next year.  What's the Convener do, you ask?  Well, basically, you keep the group alive and kicking! - You determine how often we chat, and what we do, how we do it, and all that good stuff.  If you think you might want to be the Convener of Partnerships Advocating for Teens, please let me know.  If there is more than one person interested, we will hold a mini-election. 

(just FYI, if no one is interested, I'll do it to make sure our Interest Group doesn't die).

 

Thanks,

Amy P.

YALSA Partnerships Advocating for Teens (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Event Pat Chat - Reminder THIS THURSDAY!

by Amy Pelman on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 01:15 pm

 We'll be meeting right here on ALA Connect on April 22.  8AM PST/10AM CST.  Hope you can make it!

 

--Amy

YALSA Partnerships Advocating for Teens (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Discussion ALA Midwinter Wrap-up

by Amy Pelman on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 09:53 pm

The group discussed the committee transformation to an Interest Group.  It was decided that the new IG would meet for virtual chats once every other month, as well as maintain ongoing discussion threads, both on ALA Connect.  Stay tuned for dates and times of online chat.

The group also discussed the creation of the Partnership Toolkit through:   

-Raising awareness and encouraging member participation in our Interest Group by posting to listservs, the YALSA blog, and other publications.

-Bimonthly chat sessions

-Discussion threads and emails

The group discussed the committee transformation to an Interest Group.  It was decided that the new IG would meet for virtual chats once every other month, as well as maintain ongoing discussion threads, both on ALA Connect.  Stay tuned for dates and times of online chat.

The group also discussed the creation of the Partnership Toolkit through:   

-Raising awareness and encouraging member participation in our Interest Group by posting to listservs, the YALSA blog, and other publications.

-Bimonthly chat sessions

-Discussion threads and emails

More about the toolkit:

The Partnerships Advocating for Teens Interest Group is endeavoring to create a definitive resource for those teen services librarians who are looking to partner with organizations outside of their library.  This "Partnering Toolkit" will contain a wide-swath of useful information, examples and inspiration.

The committee decided that stories and examples are useful for a toolkit, especially when they contain a break-down of specific aspects that are transferrable to other people and organizations. 

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Online Doc Vikki Terrile - PAT Literature Review

by Amy Pelman on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Partnerships Advocating for Teens:  A Brief Literature Review

By Vikki Terrile

Partnerships Advocating for Teens:  A Brief Literature Review

By Vikki Terrile

A literature review looking on partnerships advocating for teens reveals that most of the documented research relates to social service agencies, schools and other community-based organizations working together to benefit young people.  Examples include colleges and universities collaborating with local public schools to provide everything from math and science programs[1] to mental health and social services to teens,[2] while at the same time developing valuable research.  Other research demonstrates how different types of service provider agencies (for example, substance abuse treatment agencies and mental health treatment agencies) working together often provide better services than when working alone, particularly with special populations, such as teens in detention,[3] or teens in foster care.[4]

Another subset of the literature on collaborations and partnerships focuses on involving youth in policy, research and practice that affects them.[5]  Relating young people’s status within the social structure to concepts of social exclusion and inclusion, this research looks at how children and teens can be included as stakeholders in collaborative efforts that relate to them.

From a practical standpoint, all of the academic research looks at partnerships in action, offering examples of what works and what does not when separate agencies come together on behalf of teens.  This focus on best practices provides young adult librarians and others working with teens a place to start, by facilitating creative thinking about with whom and where a library can partner to best serve its teens. 

Committees like YALSA’s Partnerships Advocating for Teens, TAGS (Teen Advisory Groups), Youth Participation, Outreach to Young Adults with Special Needs, and Joint School/Public Library Cooperation should consider working together to collect and disseminate research and best practices on collaborations from within young adult librarianship to add to the literature in a meaningful way.

 

References

Brown, E., Hawkins, J., Arthur, M., Briney, J., &  Abbott, R. (2007). Effects of communities that care on prevention services systems: Findings from the community youth development study at 1.5 Years. Prevention Science, 8(3), 180-191.

Fitzgerald, H. E., Abrams, A., Church, R. L., Votruba, J. C., & Imig, G. L. (1996). Applied developmental science at Michigan State University: Connecting university and community via programs for children, youth, and families. Journal of Research on Adolescence (Lawrence Erlbaum), 6(1), 55-69.

Happy birthday! ready to vote? (1998). Christian Science Monitor, 90(229), 7.

Harper, G. W., Bangi, A. K., Contreras, R., Pedraza, A., Tolliver, M., & Vess, L. (2004). Diverse phases of collaboration: Working together to improve community-based HIV interventions for adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 33(3), 193-204.

Hill, M., Davis, J., Prout, A., & Tisdall, K. (2004). Moving the participation agenda forward. Children & Society, 18(2), 77-96. doi:10.1002/CHI.819

Jenson, J. M., & Potter, C. C. (2003). The effects of cross-system collaboration on mental health and substance abuse problems of detained youth. Research on Social Work Practice, 13(5), 588-607. doi:10.1177/1049731503253405

Kissinger, J. (2004). Teens and technology: Connecting the dots. Solid State Technology, 47(9), 78-77.

Knight, M. (2008). Making partnerships work for the benefit of youths. Corrections Today, 70(2), 58-63.

McHale, S. M., Crouter, A. C., Fennelly, K., Tomascik, C. A., Updegraff, K. A., Graham, J. E., Baker, A. E., Dreisbach, L., Ferry, N., Manlove, E. E., McGroder, S. M., Mulkeen, P., & Obeidallah, D. A. (1996). Community-based interventions for young adolescents: The Penn State PRIDE project. Journal of Research on Adolescence (Lawrence Erlbaum), 6(1), 23-36.

McHale, S. M., & Lerner, R. M. (1996). University-community collaborations on behalf of youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence (Lawrence Erlbaum), 6(1), 1-7.

Moore, A. O., & Keith Jr., A. R. (2004). National conversations spark municipal interest in youth transition to adulthood. Nation's Cities Weekly, 27(43), 4-4.

Ohio credits prevention efforts for reduction in youth drug use. (cover story). (2002). Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, 14(16), 1.

Rosenberg, L. (2008). Building a meaningful future for young people with mental illness. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 35(4), 362-364. doi:10.1007/s11414-008-9143-1

Roth, J., & Hendrickson, J. M. (1991). Schools and youth organizations. Phi Delta Kappan, 72(8), 619.

Scannapieco, M., Connell-Carrick, K., & Painter, K. (2007). In their own words: Challenges facing youth aging out of foster care. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 24(5), 423-435. doi:10.1007/s10560-007-0093-x

Singh, N. N., Williams, E., & Spears, N. (2002). To value and address diversity: From policy to practice. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 11(1), 35-45.

Stevens, J. W. (1999). Creating collaborative partnerships: Clinical intervention research in an inner-city middle school. Social Work in Education, 21(3), 151-162.

Weinberg, R. A., & Erickson, M. F. (1996). Minnesota's children, youth, and family consortium: A university-community collaboration. Journal of Research on Adolescence (Lawrence Erlbaum), 6(1), 37-53.

YALSA and FOLUSA announce collaboration. (1996). American Libraries,27(10), 6.

 

 


[1] Kissinger, 2004.

[2] Fitzgerald, et al., 1996; McHale, et al. 1996; McHale, at al. 1996(2).

[3] Jenson & Potter, 2003; Knight, 2008.

[4] Scannapieco, et al, 2007.

[5] Hill, et al, 2004.

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Discussion PAT CHATS RESUME!

by Amy Pelman on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 02:11 pm

Hello!

I'm very sorry I've not been in touch lately. 

The good news is, we are going to resume PAT CHATS!  YAY!  It's so hard to schedule at a time when everyone is available to log on, but... we just have to go forward and give it a go. 

SO the next PAT CHAT will take place on ALA Connect on Thursday, April 22 8:00 AM PST/10:00AM CST.

Hope you can make it!  Please reply with questions, or whatever!

Hello!

I'm very sorry I've not been in touch lately. 

The good news is, we are going to resume PAT CHATS!  YAY!  It's so hard to schedule at a time when everyone is available to log on, but... we just have to go forward and give it a go. 

SO the next PAT CHAT will take place on ALA Connect on Thursday, April 22 8:00 AM PST/10:00AM CST.

Hope you can make it!  Please reply with questions, or whatever!

Also, I wanted to give you heads up about how YALSA is going to help us promote Interest Groups in the month of April.  On April 5, YALSA president Linda Braun is going to post on the YALSA blog about Interest Groups (how great they are, and how people should really consider getting involved with them, etc).  Then each day after that there will be a blog post featuring each of the different Interest Groups.  I'll be posting about Partnerships Advocating for Teens on Friday, April 9th.  I hope that this will get us some new participants.  Let me know if there is anything you'd like to make sure I include in this post.

Thanks!
--Amy

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