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2009

San Jose State University

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“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier Oct 2009

“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier

Anthony Bernier

While young adults (teenagers) are routinely recognized as constituting nearly 25 percent of the nation's public library users, the vast majority of libraries devote more space and design attention to restrooms than to young people. Worse, there are currently no consistent or established metrics, no evaluation criteria, few conceptual standards of best practices, and little consistency in the methods by which we collect empirical evidence about young adult (YA) spaces. This study is the first systematic attempt to both collect and analyze empirical data on libraries' recent trend toward providing greater spatial equity for YA library service.


“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier Oct 2009

“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier

Faculty Publications

While young adults (teenagers) are routinely recognized as constituting nearly 25 percent of the nation's public library users, the vast majority of libraries devote more space and design attention to restrooms than to young people. Worse, there are currently no consistent or established metrics, no evaluation criteria, few conceptual standards of best practices, and little consistency in the methods by which we collect empirical evidence about young adult (YA) spaces. This study is the first systematic attempt to both collect and analyze empirical data on libraries' recent trend toward providing greater spatial equity for YA library service.


Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch Aug 2009

Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch

Anthony Bernier

On January 17, 2009, after years of planning, fundraising, and construction delays, the Oakland Public Library (OPL) finally overcame all obstacles and opened its much-anticipated, newly remodeled TeenZone Department. Planning began in 2001 with the vision that OPL TeenZone would accommodate, educate, and celebrate the city's youth; eight years later this teen space is fulfilling that mission.


Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch Aug 2009

Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch

Faculty Publications

On January 17, 2009, after years of planning, fundraising, and construction delays, the Oakland Public Library (OPL) finally overcame all obstacles and opened its much-anticipated, newly remodeled TeenZone Department. Planning began in 2001 with the vision that OPL TeenZone would accommodate, educate, and celebrate the city's youth; eight years later this teen space is fulfilling that mission.


Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier Jul 2009

Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier

Faculty Publications

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Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier Jan 2009

Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier

Anthony Bernier

While library institutions and youth services professionals debate the fine points of volunteerism, young people’s volunteer participation has been carving out an increasingly justified claim for recognition and research.1 Recent studies on volunteering in the United States demonstrate that between one-third to one-half of young people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five participate in volunteer activities. And as one journalist recently observed, “Volunteering in record numbers, young people became the super-force of the Obama campaign.”2 This participation rate is outstripping that of previous generations.3 A reported 15.5 million teenagers contributed over 1.3 billion ...