Young Adults & Teens

  • Shoestring Digital Media Lab: How one little underfunded library made it happen

    The year was 2012 and several large public libraries were pioneering high-tech digital medial labs as an innovative approach to engaging a diverse audience of teens. Tameca Beckett attended PLA in Philadelphia as the Youth Services Librarian for Laur...

  • Board Games: Rapid Review Roundup

    Welcome to Rapid Review Roundup! In each Roundup I will pull five games of a similar theme, mechanism, or age demographic and provide a brief overview of each. I'll discuss how they play and what I think of them. In this edition, let’s examine some c...

  • Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

    A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.

  • Free Resources and Opportunities to Celebrate NASA @ My Library Events

    Celebrate the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery through upcoming national events and resources provided through the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net).

    STAR_Net is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communiti...

  • Best Board Games of 2016

    This year was an amazing year in board games with many games popping up perfect for the library. As I stated in 2015, it is nearly impossible to play and review even a large portion of all of the games that come out in a year. And it is even harder t...

  • Teens as Partners: Successful Teen Services

    WebJunction recently hosted Library Journal Mover & Shaker Courtney Saldana for a webinar on her area of expertise: teen services. The information she shared was very valuable and her enthusiasm for working with teens was infectious.

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  • Gamers' Advisory: Board Games for Two

    Board games are picking up steam in libraries and "the golden age of board gaming" is going strong. Two years of having a circulating board game collection at the Bucks County Library System has affirmed this and a few things for me: you do...

  • New STEM Resources for Libraries

    New free sources of robust information and resources on STEM specifically for libraries have just been released by STAR_Net and by Kitsap Regional Library.

    STAR_Net (an initiative by the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactiv...

  • The Library Diversity Committee: Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity in the Academic Community

    Today, universities and colleges across the United States are having open and sometimes intense conversations about the matters of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity in their campuses. These conversations are often a great start for students...

  • No Experience Required: Coding for Everyone Webinar Write-up

    Last month, Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda, led the webinar Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code, which introduced coding as an increasingly important digital literacy skill, showed why coding is important for all ages,...