By Cherie P. Pandora, Stacey Hayman
The present financial obstacle has had a drastic influence on either public and college libraries. As budgets minimize, assets develop into scarcer, and the activity of the librarian turns into tougher. The conundrum of doing extra with much less demanding situations even the main professional execs whose associations face provider cutbacks, disillusioned buyers, and attainable task eliminations or closures. This e-book asserts collaboration among college and public libraries can successfully serve the wishes of 2 populations—teens and the neighborhood at large—while minimizing the price to do so.
Better Serving children via institution Library–Public Library Collaborations deals thought-provoking suggestion and concepts for functional use in real-world libraries. The authors supply step by step suggestions if you desire to begin, improve, or expand a partnership with colleagues at a sister library, masking subject matters starting from teenager advisory forums and collaborative courses to homework support improvement. Veterans within the box, in addition to novices, can make the most of the wealth of instruments within—including worksheets, timelines, and checklists—to leverage the services of different enterprises tp enhance either their very own and their associations' value.
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Monthly meetings allow us to discuss our common patrons, including which students are succeeding and which students need help or are being disruptive in either the public or school setting. It is often surprising for both sides to hear of completely differing behaviors from the same students. Working together and sharing what is seen in alternate settings can provide clues as to whether a teen is simply experiencing normal feelings of rebellion, or if there might be a serious issue that needs to be addressed.
Meeting on a monthly basis can reduce some of these misunderstandings and allows you to learn to truly appreciate the demands on your fellow librarian. When you plan for your own staff development you likely attend only the conferences geared to your own type of library, and may forget that you would be a welcome addition to state or national conferences open to all librarians (Wepking 2009, 26). What might you learn if you attended the state or regional conference with your counterpart? If you can’t attend a conference due to budgetary constraints, or a lack of professional release time, register for the webinar version of the conference or the electronic list that serves other types of libraries within your state.
In Our Experience Faculty Workshops One of the best ways to entice teachers to use public library resources is to simply show them what is available. By attending a faculty meeting early in the school year, or volunteering to make a presentation at a fall faculty in-service, teen librarians can reach many faculty members. 24 Better Serving Teens through School Library–Public Library Collaborations Demonstrating those databases that are purchased for teens should help teachers to promote your resources.