21st Century Boys and Girls: Youth Services Leads the Change in Public Libraries

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My keynote for the UNCG LIS Alumni luncheon where I talked about how Youth Services in public libraries have been leading public libraries towards a more user centered, maker focus for years.

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21st Century Boys and Girls: Youth Services Leads the Change in Public Libraries

  1. 1. 21st Century Boys & Girls: Youth Services Leads The Change in Public Libraries Justin Hoenke @justinlibrarian justinthelibrarian.com
  2. 2. No artist is ahead of his time. He is the time. It is just that others are behind the time.” ― Martha Graham
  3. 3. WE ARE ARTISTS
  4. 4. Anna Hartmann @annaBnana80 Council Bluffs Public Library
  5. 5. Della Phipps, Chattanooga Public Library, teens.chattlibrary.org
  6. 6. WE ARE INSTIGATORS
  7. 7. WE ARE INSTIGATORS of awesome
  8. 8. Lauren Gibaldi Mathur, Orange County Library System, @laurengibaldi @oclslibrary
  9. 9. The San Antonio Public Library, David Gallin-Parasi @boomshackalack boomshackalack.com/shackablog
  10. 10. We’ve been makers for years
  11. 11. Amy Koester / @amyeileenk / http://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com
  12. 12. Photo by Alice Moore, Toronto Public Library, @kittenpie
  13. 13. Amy Koester / @amyeileenk / http://showmelibrarian.blogspot. com
  14. 14. Photo by Alice Moore, Toronto Public Library, @kittenpie
  15. 15. Libraries make a big shift towards programming
  16. 16. VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING OMG SO HOT IN 2008-2009
  17. 17. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
  18. 18. WE DO THE PROGRAMMING THING....A LOT
  19. 19. Laura Koenig @2nickels Boston Public Library
  20. 20. Laura Koenig @2nickels Boston Public Library
  21. 21. Laura Koenig @2nickels Boston Public Library
  22. 22. OH MY GOSH MAKERSPACES FOR EVERYONE!
  23. 23. Photo by Michael Casey @michaelcasey http://www.michaelecasey.com
  24. 24. LEARNING=FUN
  25. 25. Lauren Gibaldi Mathur, Orange County Library System, @laurengibaldi @oclslibrary
  26. 26. Lauren Gibaldi Mathur, Orange County Library System, @laurengibaldi @oclslibrary
  27. 27. WE ARE SORTA LIKE TEACHERS
  28. 28. Focus on experience
  29. 29. Listen to the kids, tweens, and teens
  30. 30. The Public Library as a beta testing lab
  31. 31. HANG ON BY HANGING OUT
  32. 32. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME.
  33. 33. LET’S CARRY ON THIS CONVERSATION @justinlibrarian justinthelibrarian@gmail.com justinthelibrarian.com myspace.com/justinthelibrarian (psych just kidding)
  34. 34. RECOMMENDED LISTENING

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