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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Teen services webinar

According to grassroots reports, a perennial issue for many librarians in our system is trying to keep teens involved at the library. And yet, did you know that IFLS has the third largest teen programming turnout statistics compared to other systems? Just thought you might like to know that.

More useful is the information that an upcoming FREE webinar from Webjunction and YALSA(ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association) is tailor-made to address these issues:

Teaming Up with Teens @ Your Library Webinar--Tuesday October 25, 1:00.
What is the absolute best avenue to getting teens involved and engaged at your school or public library? There is no better way 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!

To learn more and register, please visit www.webjunction.org/events/webinars/#oct25

The webinar will be 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).

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