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Services for Youth - Atoka

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Atoka County Library

215 East A Street

Atoka, OK 74525

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Services for Youth

6 hour class (Spring)

A. Reference

B. Readers' Advisory

C. Programming

D. Marketing

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • the stages of childhood and adolescent development

  • ethical issues involved in reference service, including confidentiality, objectivity and limitations on interpreting information provided to youth

  • effective reference interview skills, including the analysis of requests and the design of search strategies

  • techniques to establish a welcoming atmosphere and actively encourage children’s and young adults’ participation in library programs and resources

  • the skills needed to fulfill information requests through access to the general collection, digital and community resources, and other libraries and agencies

  • the characteristics of basic types of reference tools

  • the wide range of potential information resources, including the general library collection, reference materials, community resources and the resources of other libraries and agencies

  • effective reader's advisory interview skills including the clarification of patron's interests

  • reference and readers’ advisory tools specifically tailored to children or youth

  • cooperative efforts between the public library and the school library and how those efforts can enhance services

  • the development of a children’s and a young adult collection, including award winning materials, classic materials and age appropriate materials

  • the use of programs to stimulate reading skills in children and youth the development of library programs based on community needs

  • the planning, presentation and evaluation of library programs for youth

  • programming resources available both locally and statewide

  • techniques for marketing library service

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Atoka County Library

215 East A Street

Atoka, OK 74525

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