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By Denise E. Agosto, Sandra Hughes-Hassell

"Urban teenagers within the Library" is the precise answer for the worries and uncertainty many librarians face while aiding this workforce of consumers and scholars. From a crew of specialists who've researched the data conduct and personal tastes of city kids to construct larger and more suitable tuition and public library courses, this publication will exhibit readers: the significance of relocating past stereotypes and revamping library companies; the price of road lit and social networking; and, how a library web site can meet the knowledge wishes of young people. This groundbreaking booklet is suitable to all librarians operating with city youth and seeking out how one can achieve out to them.

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1 provides demographic data for the study participants. S. city. Two-hundred forty-five students attend the school, which serves grades six through eight as an alternative middle school. Twenty-one percent of the students are Caucasian, 73 percent African American, 3 percent Hispanic, and 3 percent Asian American. Sixty-one percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Results on the most recent state assessment of reading indicate that 67 percent of the students are scoring at basic or below basic levels.

We chose these four different data-gathering methods to represent a range of learning and self-expression styles: written, spoken, and visual. In doing so, we hoped to enable students with variant learning preferences to find at least one comfortable method of describing their information behaviors. After the initial one-week data collection period had ended, we analyzed the data from the written activity logs to form a general picture of the teens’ information behaviors. We used the constant comparative method (Glaser and Strauss 1967; Lincoln and Guba 1985) for data analysis.

In addition to the books noted above, Pride in the Projects (Deutsch 2008) examines the construction of teen identity as it occurs in urban contexts. Based on four years of fieldwork with teenagers and staff members at a Boys & Girls Club in a large midwestern city, the book features the voices of seventeen urban teenagers, ten who identified themselves as black or African American, two as African American and Hispanic, two as African American plus two additional ethnicities, and one each as Hispanic, white, or other.

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