Programming Policy Formalizing teen participation/ collaboration as a success measure Making it part of your teen service mission and vision.
Programming Policy SAPL - Teen Program Development Guidelines: •Teen Library Program development will NOT be passive – with the Library in the role of “creator” and the teen patron in the role of “attendee.” •Teen Library Programming will NOT originate from: •the interests of library personnel •library staffs’ or community members’ perception of the interests of teens •library staffs’ or adult community members’ presumption of what is “good” for teens. Teen Library Programming WILL originate from: •Teens with library staff assuming the role of facilitator and guide during the process •Teens will actively participate in program development, implementation and play a role in the decision making process.
Your role:Foster andfacilitate…Find resourcesDevelop partnershipsGrow usersBuild communityAdvocateFormalize
QUESTION # 1:Do you experience resistance to teenprogramming? answer in poll: • Yes (from coworkers) • Yes (from manager or admin) • Yes (from community users) • No, things are pretty much cool • No, mostly support
Teen Programming TypesSpontaneous / ImpromptuGuerilla / Stealth*Make & Take Small scale recurringMake & Leave Linear / Non-linear Large scale one-off
collaborating w teen @ library spaceMarking territory: Physical/ virtualInvolving teensFrom micro to macro - including “the rules”Full scale design – from the ground upRedesign – remodel of an existing space“Decorative” means of expression/ interaction/ participation
QUESTION # 2:Does your library location have adedicated teen space?Please choose & answer in poll: • Yes (seat & technology, maybe teens only) • No (YA book shelves – but not a “space”) • Sort of… (space colonized by adults) • Space shared w children (or tweens) • Other (describe in chat)
Things you can do today: How do teens want to useobserve space? Do they use the space designated for them? Or do they choose another space in the library? What do teens want to do in the space?
Ask yourself…Is the library set-up… a set-up?Are the rules applied consistently by all staff?
Geography of NO!“Libraries create spaces inwhich youth are told “no” fordoing or wanting things entirelyappropriate for young people…” -- Anthony Bernier
QUESTION # 3:Do teens participate in the decorationof the library’s teen area? answer in poll: Yes (artwork, bulleting boards, etc.) No, but it sounds like a good idea. No, that would never fly at our library. Other (describe in chat)
WelcomingCasually accessibleTeens get themessage they can puttheir artwork up, too.
POLL QUESTION # 4:Does library have teen wordpress blogor facebook? answer in poll: • Yes, teens post to library blog or FB • Yes, BUT only librarians can post to library blog or FB • No, teen stuff goes on the main worpress/blooger or FB • No, no way. I’ve asked. • Other (describe in chat)
The power of ARCRecommendationsCollectiondevelopmentWhat did you think?(on blog/ on display)Clear avenue to suggest a title…
With all duerespectDon’t geek-out. O RM KWDon’t push. BO O
She was just gushingabout this book….(is this a way in…?)
peer to peer http://www.youtube.com/user/210teenlibrary#p/u/29/mKVL7NvIn6A
POLL QUESTION # 5:How do you think most teens learnabout library events & services?answer in poll: • Library print calendar • Library flier • Flier found off-site • Library on-line calendar • From their friends • Other (describe in chat)
POLL QUESTION # 3:Have you found teen book clubs to besuccessful at your location?Please choose & answer in poll: • Yes (popular & attended) • No (planned, advertised & no attendance) • Sort of… (it is hit and miss) • We do not have teen book clubs • Other (describe in chat)
Putting traditionalthings out there aspossibilities…•Book trailers•Resource displays
teen created:Displaypeer to peeryoutube videoQR codebooktalk
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