By Cherie P. Pandora, Stacey Hayman
The present fiscal concern has had a drastic effect on either public and college libraries. As budgets reduce, assets turn into scarcer, and the activity of the librarian turns into tougher. The conundrum of doing extra with much less demanding situations even the main pro execs whose associations face provider cutbacks, disillusioned buyers, and attainable task eliminations or closures. This booklet asserts collaboration among institution and public libraries can successfully serve the desires of 2 populations—teens and the group at large—while minimizing the fee to do so.
Better Serving children via tuition Library–Public Library Collaborations bargains thought-provoking suggestion and concepts for useful use in real-world libraries. The authors offer step by step counsel when you desire to begin, advance, or expand a partnership with colleagues at a sister library, masking themes starting from teenager advisory forums and collaborative courses to homework support improvement. Veterans within the box, in addition to newcomers, can make the most of the wealth of instruments within—including worksheets, timelines, and checklists—to leverage the features of different organizations tp improve either their very own and their associations' value.
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They discussed summer reading, special promotions, and testing and vacation schedules that would have an impact on the other library. They explained problems they encountered and sought solutions from their colleagues. These meetings will help you to learn what types of materials are included in other libraries. For example, is there a graphic novel collection in the public library? Are multiple copies of the current best-selling teen novels available at the school library? Do teens have a large, dedicated space, or are they forced to work in a small space with a limited, or nonexistent, budget?
Instructors, students, or staff can be tapped to assist with programming topics that relate to their cherished hobbies, for example, photography (refer to Chapter 6 for more speciﬁc information on working together to secure authors for your programs). OBSTACLES TO COLLABORATION Before discussing collaboration, let’s ﬁrst review some misconceptions from the library world. We sometimes hear that librarians working in public libraries are envious of school librarians, bemoaning the fact that they are lucky enough to have a captive audience to work with.
Org/yalsa/getinvolved/getinvolved); there is something here to intrigue everyone. Each school and teen librarian should consider selecting a few of the topics that sound like they could be a good ﬁt for your community as well as your different interests and strengths. Sit down with your counterpart to discuss the possibilities and consider if any of these options might provide you another unique opportunity to collaborate. Of course, only one librarian will be required to be on record as volunteering for a committee or for undertaking a speciﬁc task, but if you consult your counterpart ﬁrst your job has just been made that much easier and that much more rewarding.
Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaborations by Cherie P. Pandora, Stacey Hayman