For this set of competencies I am going to be doing more database searching. I decided to come up with a new question.
Question is: I am a young adult librarian trying to come up with innovative ideas for YA programs. What are some current trends in young adult programs?
Initial Facets: Trends, Young Adult, Programs
Young Adult: Teenager, Youth
Where is the thesaurus? I couldn't find a thesaurus for BIP. Then, I snooped some other blogs of my fellow classmates and noticed a tip on Rachel's blog. She suggests:
Under the browse feature of the Books in Print home page, I found that you can find subject headings by clicking on subjects and then typing in the search term.
That was a little beneficial, but not much. I still ended up with the same terms for the most part.
YA: Young Adults' libraries, Young Adults
Ss1:(trend) AND (young adult* OR Young Adults' libraries OR Youth) AND (Programs)(All in Subject Field)
Ss2: (trend) AND (young adult) AND (Program)(All in Subject Field)
Ss3: (young adult) AND (Program)(All in Subject Field)
Out of the 4 hits, 2 were most pertinent and 3 would work. I'm disappointing in this search because I know there is probably something that I am missing that is making the results not as promising as I would like. Or, is it just that some databases have such a limited controlled vocabulary due to their subject that the best way to get results is to keep it as brief and straight forward as possible? Also, I did not see a citation option? Not sure; Will find out. Here are the two results I would be able to use:
Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater
Author: Karen Siwak
Publication Date: June 2010 (Confirmed)
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
What a Novel Idea!: Projects and Activities for Young Adult Literature
Author:Katherine Wiesolek Kuta
Publication Date:September 1997
Publisher:Libraries Unlimited, Incorporated
Maybe my question would be more suitable answered in an article versus a book?