Ola Preconference: Teen Programming and Collection Development

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  • Ola Preconference: Teen Programming and Collection Development

    1. 1. OLA Annual Conference Serving Teens Preconference: Programming and Collections April Witteveen Teen Services Librarian Deschutes Public Library [email_address]
    2. 2. Why offer programs just for teens? <ul><li>Asset building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore new ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructive use of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non-parent/teacher adults </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.search-institute.org/assets/ </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why offer programs just for teens? <ul><li>It’s fun!! </li></ul>
    4. 4. What do teens want in a library program? <ul><li>A chance to show their expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animanga club, art shows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A time to hang out with their friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open gaming, drop-in programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A safe place to try something new </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crafts, physical activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A way to make their mark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteering, other contributions to the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jones, Patrick. Do it Right: best practices for serving young adults in school and public libraries. 2001. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What to expect from teen programs at your library: <ul><li>Noise and minor chaos </li></ul><ul><li>Shyness </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>New friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Curious parents and </li></ul><ul><li>younger kids </li></ul>
    6. 6. Funding and supplying your teen programs <ul><li>Approach your library Friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May want to have those Assets handy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find community partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie/game stores, grocery stores, Boys and Girls Club, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore your crap…err…craft room </li></ul><ul><li>Teen-run fundraisers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Last year’s OYEA! award winner raised $1k </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a budget proposal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Won’t know until you ask! </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Other tips <ul><li>If you’re running into obstacles, take a step back and re-evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Locate co-workers who may be interested in helping with teen programming </li></ul><ul><li>Get your teens involved as much as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redmond’s COLTs, MCL’s Teen Councils </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep in close touch with area schools </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Ideas for Teen Programming <ul><li>RoseMary Honnold’s programming site </li></ul><ul><li>Mid Hudson Library’s programming site </li></ul><ul><li>YALSA’s professional development and wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Teen services blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Teen Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop Goes the Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Card Catalog of Creativity </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>CSLP summer reading manuals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teens @ the Library” book series published by Neal-Schuman </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VOYA ( http://www.voya.com/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YALS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Library Journal ( http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/ ) </li></ul></ul>Ideas for Teen Programming
    10. 10. <ul><li>Questions, thoughts, or discussion on teen programming? </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Now, </li></ul><ul><li>on to </li></ul><ul><li>collections! </li></ul>
    12. 12. What’s in a teen collection? <ul><li>Popular series </li></ul><ul><li>Core items </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic novels and manga </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Homework support </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of reading levels </li></ul><ul><li>Range of age-appropriateness </li></ul>
    13. 13. Funds are tight! <ul><li>Budget proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Contact publishers– sometimes they’ll send more than just ARCs (but ARCs are still a great way to keep in touch with teen lit, and make great giveaways!) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep you eyes on the donation pile </li></ul>
    14. 14. How do you know what to buy? <ul><li>Professional journals </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor catalogs and newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>YALSA lists </li></ul><ul><li>YALSA-bk listserv </li></ul><ul><li>Book review websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teenreads.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>readingrants.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other libraries’ reading lists (easy to Google) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your teens! </li></ul>
    15. 15. Other tips <ul><li>Teens like shiny! Display new books face-out whenever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Create themed book/media displays </li></ul><ul><li>Local teen recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Booklists, booklists, booklists! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Questions, thoughts, or discussion on teen collections?

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