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In 1980, Diane P. Tuccillo became the long-time YA Coordinator at the City of Mesa Library in Arizona where she led a dynamic, nationally known TAG. Most recently, she was Teen Services Librarian at the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado from 2007 until 2017 where she co-led a vibrant Interesting Reader Society (Teen IRS) TAG.
Tuccillo has been active in many professional organizations, including YALSA, ALAN, and the Arizona Library Association; has been a book reviewer and article contributor for professional journals such as School Library Journal and VOYA magazine and for professional books such as Nilsen & Donelson’s Literature for Today’s Young Adults. She is an Emeritus VOYA advisory board member and still writes for that publication. This is her fourth book about library work with teenagers.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Appendixes
Foreword by Diana Tixier Herald
1-Why Youth Created and Led?
2-Helping Tweens and Teens Get Approval, Funding, and Other Support
3-Examples of Youth-Created and Led Programs and Activities for Peers
4-Examples of Youth-Created and Led Programs and Activities for Children, Adults, All Ages, and Mixed Audiences
5-Evaluating Youth-Led Programs
Selected Bibliography and Webliography
About the Author
...such a useful tool for teen programming. Not only has she collected a wide variety of programs created by and for teens, but she has also included information on why youth-led programs are so important, how to help programs get approval and funding, and how to evaluate the programs. . . . if after all these years I can get something new and useful from a teen programming book, you might consider taking a look yourself, especially if you hope to have successful teen programming.— Newspoke: The Newsletter of the Alaska Library Association
An innovative and well-researched guide for any library looking to harness their greatest resource: tweens and teens. This book contains a myriad of useful examples of how and why youth-led programs are important to libraries. Diane's unyielding respect for teens is palpable in her writing and collection of programs.— Valerie Davis, Teen Services Librarian, Newport Branch, Campbell County Public Library
I read this invaluable resource with growing wonder and admiration. Drawing on her more than forty years of YA librarianship, Tuccillo inspires, instructs, and comes up with exactly the right tools and examples for empowering teens to lead their own library programs and beyond that, to grow from the experience.— Patty Campbell, Young adult literature critic, author, and speaker