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Young adult enthusiasts around the world coalesce at YALSA's discussion list, YA-YAAC to chat about cool craft ideas, share teen programming successes, and solicit suggestions for challenges like uptight managers, teen-phobic environments, and programming brain freeze!

Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC will provide librarians and library workers with a wealth of tried and true programming ideas for teens. Monique Delatte Starkey culled the best ideas and compiled them into this easy to read resource.

Chapter 1: Passive ProgramsChapter 2: No Sweat! Active ProgramsChapter 3: Based on the Book: Literary ProgramsChapter 4: Educational and Technological ProgramsChapter 5: Mindless Youth Indulgence: Pop Culture ProgramsChapter 6: Eat Me, Drink Me: Culinary ProgramsChapter 7: Over Twenty Quickies for Free (or Practically Free)Chapter 8: Practical YA-YAAC Email Discussion List Advice
Appendix 1: Templates and SamplesSample Grant BoilerplateLetter to the Editor TemplateLetter to a Partner TemplateSample Release FormTeen Volunteer Application Form Templates
Appendix 2: YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth
Appendix 3: Guide to Planning and Implementing a YALSA Program Session

Monique Delatte Starkey

A Library Journal Mover and Shaker, Monique Delatte Starkey is an associate professor at Fullerton College and an adjunct for Rio Hondo College. She worked in teen services for over five years with the County of Los Angeles Public Library. She has authored and co-authored over $100,000 in grants for libraries. Sponsored by Fullerton College and YALSA as a member of the 2011 cohort of ALA Emerging Leaders, she began taking advantage of the opportunities available with YALSA through publication in Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults. She continued to publish with YALSA via Young Adult Library Services Journal and Cool Teen Programs Under $100. She also teaches four-week online YALSA courses including "Growing, Managing, and Defending the Young Adult Budget." Vegetarian strawbrarian Delatte Starkey lives in Belmont Heights, SoCal, with her husband David, five frisky foster felines, and their neighbors' three cats: White Cat, Grey Cat, and Orange Twitchy Cat.

"From activities to recipes for refreshments, this holds many different approaches and programs librarians can use to attract teen interest."
--The Bookwatch