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  • Penny Johnson Baraboo Public Library
  • Challenges! Or…. Why aren’t we already doing this?
  • Resources
    • Staff time
    • Budget
    • Space
  • Stewardship
    • Youth Services or Adult department
    • Academic or public library
    • Staff or patrons as leaders
  • Varied Needs
    • Schedules
    • Publicity
    • Lifestyles
  • What do we call them?
  • Gillian Speace Bibliographer, NoveList
  • It's Not What You've Got,  It's How You Use It Collection Development for Twenty-Something Patrons
  • It's Not Just Collections
    • Spaces
    • Services
    • Resources
    • Access
  • You Already Have the Content...
  • Spaces
      • Dedicated space
        • Distinct from Adult and Children's/YA spaces
        • Comfortable and inviting
        • Tech-friendly: outlets, wireless, etc.
      • Space policies should reflect actual usage
        • Relaxed food/drink, noise policies
        • Friendly to long-term use
        • Friendly to group AND solo use
        • Flexible and modular
  • Services
      • Rethink reference services
        • "Advice" vs. Reference
        • Academics important but less central
      • Tie collection & programming to audience & interests, e.g.
        • "Life skills"-based workshops
        • Twenty-something evening mixers
        • Hobby groups
        • Targeted book groups
  • Resources: Leisure
      • Leisure is the goal
        • Reading
        • Games
        • Music
        • Events
    •  
      • Broad reading habits include Adult and YA
  • Resources: Life
      • "Practical Life Stuff"
        • Work/Career
        • Love & Relationships
        • Health & Wellness
        • Consumer wisdom
        • Home/DIY
      • Academics important but less central
      • Focus on college application and entrance support
        • Test prep
        • College selection
        • Financial Aid
  • Resources: General Points
      • Patron needs evolve rapidly
        • Regular communication with patrons
          • Get their input!
        • Can't rely on genre/marketing categories
      • Dedicated collection space
  • Access
      • Meet patrons on their terms--hours and locations
        • Off-site services
        • Extended/shifted library hours
        • 24-hour online presence
      • Social media--your patrons are already there
        • Communicate via Facebook and Twitter
        • Connect via Goodreads
      • Meet your users at their devices
        • Device-friendly e-book lending
        • Kindle, iPad lending, etc.
        • Mobile library presence
  • Ocean County Library Jeannie Collacot
  • EMERGING ADULT PROGRAMS
  • WHO WE SERVE Teen Services Emerging Adults 12 – 18 Years Olds 18 - 29 Year Olds Readers Advisory Readers Advisory Programs/ Events Programs/ Events School / Homework Help Job/ Life Skills/ Education
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    • An Anime Group for
    • Ages 18 – 29 years old
    2 nd Wednesday of the Month 6:30 – 8:00 pm Ocean County Library Toms River Branch
  • Get off that couch and come join your friends at the Library! Every Thursday from 4 - 8:30 pm 16 gaming computers, table-top gaming rooms, tasty snacks, air conditioning, eight Xbox 360s, a Wii, PS3, and PS2, and RPing .
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  • BOOK DISCUSSIONS Mentor Public Library Creating a niche book club, while maintaining your sanity
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  • YAAB
  • TWENTY-SOMETHING READERS BOOK CLUB
    • Summer Job Fair for Young Adults
    • Career Assessment Program
    • Resumes and Interview Skills
    •   Job Search Rap
    • Job Fair Prep Night
  • REACHING YOUNG PARENTS
    • Parenting
    • Career Planning
    • Playtime
    • Relationships
    • Breastfeeding
    • Nutrition
    • Stress Management
  •  
  • REACHING OUT WITH THE ARTS
  • “ Home for the Holidays” thomasknowlton.com/ala11/video.mov
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    • staff-created content
    • moderated
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    • free downloads
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    • midmanhattanlib.tumblr.com
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