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    Teens&Technology Teens&Technology Presentation Transcript

    • Teens, Social Networking, and Technology Presented by Elise C. Cole Teen Services Librarian ecole@oakville.ca Where people and ideas meet. • www.opl.on.ca
    • Teens & Technology  Agenda: – Formal review of social networking and teen– favourite technologies – Informal survey of the Oakville teen experience – Putting it all together – How and where to learn more
    • Teens & Technology  What are social networking sites? “A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networking
    • Teens & Technology  What are some examples of social networking sites?
    • Teens & Technology  Social networking trends amongst teens – In teens ages 12 to 17, higher use of sites like Facebook and MySpace are by girls, and amongst older teens “The vast majority of teens who use social networking sites say they use the sites to maintain their current friendships, while half report using the sites to make new friends.” http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2007/PI P_SNS_Data_Memo_Jan_2007.pdf.pdf
    • Teens & Technology  Why do teens use social networking tools? “…from IM to blogging, „adolescents use these communication tools primarily to reinforce existing relationships.‟” “Teens and Social Networking” Public Libraries, May/June 2009: 33
    • Teens & Technology  Other technologies: – Cell phones  Texting  Cell phone applications (apps) – iPod/mp3 players (music & video) – Email – TV (TV,PVR, Online video/shows) – Gaming  Online gaming  Gaming systems (i.e., Wii) – Etc.
    • Teens & Technology http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/reports/nielsen_howteensusemedia_june09.pdf
    • Teens & Technology  Informal Survey Results: (25 respondents)
    • Teens & Technology  How do you apply this knowledge to your library? – Form a Teen Advisory Group  Learn what‟s important to teens in your area: gaming, music, and get them involved  Offer credit for community service hours  Offer: FOOD!
    • Teens & Technology  What‟s important to your Library: – Broader Teen programming  Bigger reach in advertising upcoming programs  Outreach programs – Supporting teens‟ social development  Sites are part of healthy socialization process  Promote healthy self-expression – Teaching teens online safety in a positive way
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    • Teens & Technology  Need ideas? – YALSA, Blog and Mailing lists  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/yalsa.cfm  http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/electronicr esourcesb/websitesmailing.cfm esp YA-YAAC – Google News/Blog alert for Teen programs  http://news.google.com/ and click on News Alerts
    • Teens & Technology  More ideas…. – PUBYAC  http://www.pubyac.org/ – SLJTeen (School Library Journal)  Subscribe @ https://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/subscribe.asp?screen= nl1 – Conferences, of course!  http://presentations.ala.org  http://www.accessola.com/superconference2009/  http://www.cla.ca/conference/2009/index.htm
    • Teens & Technology  More ideas (cont‟d)…. – PUBYAC  http://www.pubyac.org/ – SLJTeen (School Library Journal)  Subscribe @ https://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/subscribe.asp?screen= nl1 – Articles from the KO databases (Masterfile Premier, etc.) – Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)  http://www.voya.com/
    • Teens & Technology  More ideas (cont‟d)….  Patrick Jones – www.connectingya.com  Free Gaming in Libraries – The Course online with Scott Nicholson – http://www.gamesinlibraries.org/course/  ALA Gaming Toolkit – http://librarygamingtoolkit.org/index.html  Overdrive (Digital Bookmobile) – www.digitalbookmobile.com
    • Thank you for listening! Slides will be available at: http://www.slideshare.net/craighen/teenstechnology Or, contact me at ecole@oakville.ca