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Friday, July 11, 2014

Two Great Nuggets

Golden nugget squash
I attended an American Libraries Live session on Kid and Teen Friendly Libraries yesterday, and gleaned two worthwhile nuggets from it:

ADVOCACY:  Even if your library board or director doesn't require it, be sure to submit regular reports summing up your activities, programming statistics, initiatives, outreach projects, etc.  If you don't tell them, how will they know all the good stuff you do?  And if they don't know all the good stuff you do, how will you ever convince them that you need more staff and resources (or at least that you can't afford to lose any)?

TEENS as LEADERS:  Consider changing your Teen Advisory Board into a Teen Leaders Board.  Make sure that you are giving them opportunities to really lead and advocate for the library's teen services.

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