Dr. Joni Richards Bodart has been an advocate for and a defender of teen literature since she began her professional career in 1971, as the YA librarian at the Sonoma County Library. She is the author of "Radical Reads: 101 YA Novels on the Edge", Dr. Bodart has given many lectures and workshop presentations on the value of controversial literature and how it can be used in schools and libraries.
The Need for Information about Current Trends in Adolescent Development and Culture in LIS Classes For Young Adult/Teen/Tween Librarians
Dr. Joni Richards Bodart
Assistant Professor, SLIS
SLIS Lecturer and doctoral student in the San José Gateway PhD Program
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Clark Hall 304, SJSU Campus URL: join live session
LIS classes on tweens/teens needs to include information on adolescent development and adolescent culture to help librarians understand the age group with whom they will be working. LIS programs that include information about stages of adolescent development as well as instruction about materials for tweens and teens create effective teen librarians. Librarians who understand the psychological development of adolescents understand the value of providing materials that help overcome the challenges tweens/teens face in today's world.