Teaming Up with Teens @ Your Library
Archive and related resources from October 25, 2011 webinar with Diane Tuccillo and Kelly M. Johnson on getting teens involved and engaged with your library.
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What is the absolute best avenue to getting teens involved and engaged at your school or public library? How can you encourage them to be peer reader advisors and library advocates in the community? Ultimately, if you want to encourage your teens to become lifelong readers, learners, and library users/supporters—and possibly even choose library work for their future career path—there is no better way to go than offering opportunities for active and involved teen library participation. In this webinar, you will explore ways teens can take part in your library, such as advisory groups, volunteering, short-term projects that use teen's special skills, and partnering with adults. You’ll also get tips on planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating teen participation. When you team up with teens at your library, it's win-win! WebJunction is pleased to host this webinar in collaboration with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
Presented by: Kelly M Johnson, office manager & T.A.G. staff liaison, Ketchikan Public Library (AK); and Diane Tuccillo, teen services librarian, Poudre River Public Library District (CO), author of Library Teen Advisory Groups (Scarecrow, 2005) and Teen-Centered Library Service: Putting Youth Participation into Practice (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).
- View Webinar Recording (You will be prompted to log in to our free Course Catalog.)
- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
- Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning.
- YALSA: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/
- Books by Diane Tuccillo:
- Library Teen Advisory Groups (Scarecrow, 2005)
- Teen-Centered Library Service: Putting Youth Participation into Practice (Libraries Unlimited, 2010)
- Icebreakers for teen groups:
- Ketchikan Public Library's T.A.G. links:
- Poudre River Public Library District Teen Lounge: http://read.poudrelibraries.org/teen/
- Teen book discussion groups: http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides.html
- How to run a poetry slam: http://www.poetryslam.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10&Itemid=25
- Bookends shows: Book Ends Video series hosted by youth of the Poudre School District and Library
- Making a book video: http://www.squidoo.com/booktrailers
- Teen space planning: http://placemaking.pps.org/tcb/teen_central.htm
- Teen gaming:
- Teen Read-a-Thons: http://www.greenbeanteenqueen.com/2011/03/library-programs-teen-read-thon.html
- Teen conference participation:
- Teens Top Ten:
- Teen participation support:
- Additional links shared in chat:
- What Teens Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future, by Peter L Benson; Judy Galbraith; Pamela Espeland
- Solano County Library Teens page (with online teen book group!)
- Leesburg Teens Facebook page
- Teen Territory at FPPL on facebook
- http://www.freecycle.org/ It's kind of like Craigslist where people exchange things instead of throwing them away.
25 October 2011
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]