Birth Control and Protection
Options for Teens
Today we have another teen heath book. It is now 20 years old. Like all medical information, this should be treated as suspect. Even if it hasn’t changed, teens need current information, just like adults. Also, these types of books also have referral information. I actually think this is probably one of the most important features of weeding criteria. Think about what wasn’t around in 2000. Not all businesses or organizations had website or social media presence. No smart phones. Limited texting. (I tried some early texting using only the phone key pad. It took me about a half an hour to write “hi”. No thanks.) Also important, books like this need to look current. Bottom line remember your audience.
More than one teen librarian has shared with me about marketing what they call “sensitive topics”. This can be a bookmark, flyer or something subtle that provides finding help for teens without making them feel weird or having to directly ask a librarian. Any teen/school librarians that want to share their ideas about reaching this group, I am all ears.
Bottom line. Weed this and move on with your life.