Who Should Attend:
Collection Development StaffYA LibrariansHigh School Media SpecialistsLibrary Staff who work with teens
Collection Development and ManagementCollections for Young AdultsBuilds a collection designed to meet the needs and interes of young adultsEstablishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant resources to meet young adult’s evolving needsFacilitates young adults’ requests for information and provides accurate and appropriate answersConnects young adults and their families with resources that encourage reading
OLC provides CEUs for CLEAR/ROAYL meetings.
How it works:
Publishers send copies of their new titles to SWON, which are the distributed to our ROYAL groups. These books are aimed at the target audience of YA readers, grades 7-12. At each meeting reviews of the last meeting’s books are shared orally. Members then get to choose books to read and review for the next meeting.
The number of books provided to you is based on the number of reviewers registered for the meeting on our website and the number of books received from the publishers. Reviews are shared with the publishers and are a requirement of participation.
Members get to keep the books that they review. Many of the reviewers add the books to their library’s collection, adding close to $1,000 worth of books to their shelves on a yearly basis. However, members are also welcome to keep the books for themselves, or distribute them in any way they choose.
$50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions*
$100 per year for everyone else** * FREE for 1 employee of Supporting Member Institutions with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue. Member schools/school districts receive one free CLEAR or ROYAL membership.
** $50 per year for 1 employee in our Ohio service area with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue. Non-member schools/school districts in our Ohio service area receive one $50 CLEAR or ROYAL membership.
If you are a publisher and would like to be included in our review process, please contact the SWON Libraries office at (513) 751-4422 or email us.