Presentation on theme: "RA for Teens Lauren Regenhardt, MLIS Teen Services Manager Yuma County Library District."— Presentation transcript:
RA for Teens Lauren Regenhardt, MLIS Teen Services Manager Yuma County Library District
A flowchart to get you started… http://teach.com/wp- content/uploads/2013/07/Summer- Reading-Flowchart-Young-Adults.gif http://teach.com/wp- content/uploads/2013/07/Summer- Reading-Flowchart-Young-Adults.gif
Take a look at your community What are they reading? Based on what they are reading, what can you order that would appeal to them? Cater to their interests
In Yuma County… YA Stats - October 2014 DatelandFoothillsHeritageMainRollSan LuisSomertonWelltonTotal BIOGRAPHY0135022013 NONFICTION02326115037210222 YA-FICTION1412549466101544626890 YA-GRA-FIC718440844041513201622 YA-MYSTERY0131113460 YA-SC-FI16361882149197228
My teens… Play video games Insignia by S.J. Kincaid Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card LOVE (like, really) love superheroes and comics Pulse by Patrick Carman Super Human by Michael Carroll Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
My teens… Watch Supernatural Unbreakable by Kami Garcia Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Asylum by Madeleine Roux Watch Marvel/DC movies and shows The Green Arrow comics Batman comics The Flash comics
Average teen reference interview… “Can you help me find a book?” “Absolutely! What kind of book?” Potential responses: “Something with vampires.” “Something like The Fault In Our Stars (or insert book here)” *Blank stare, a little drool*
Questions we can ask them “What was the last thing you read and enjoyed?” “What kind of books have you liked in the past?” “What shows do you watch/games do you play?” “What books do you hate?”
Ten Rules of Basic RA Service by RA For all 1. Betty Rosenberg: “Never apologize for your reading tastes.” 2. Suggest don’t Recommend. 3. Everyone reads a different version of the same book. 4. Write down adjectives about what you read; plot you can find. 5. Read widely (at least speed read widely). 6. Read about books (RSS feeds). 7. Share what you read- with staff and patrons. 8. Never let a patron leave unsatisfied. 9. Get out from behind the desk. 10. Bridge the physical-virtual divide. http://raforall.blogspot.com/p/beckys-ten-rules-of-basic-ra- service.html
Resources to help bridge that physical-virtual divide Pinterest (For you) “20 books if you liked “The Fault In Our Stars” Flow charts Library Pinterest pages Snapchat (for them) Snap a pic of new books and anyone who is ‘friends’ with you will see Twitter (also for them) The “New Facebook” Tweet a 140-character book talk/snippet Goodreads
Know your audience! (Again) Teens are always changing! They change interests and styles and fads. Stay ahead of the game! Don’t underestimate them. They’ll question you and fight just because they can. Be patient with them! Know your collection. If you have to search for ten minutes to locate something, you’ll lose them. DISPLAYS!!
Think about your Space If you have a teen room, that’s automatically reader’s advisory. Have the books shelved there so while they’re playing games, watching movies, etc., they see the books. If you don’t, make a space! Even a corner with a display or bulletin board. Draw their attention and keep it!