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Teen project marisa emma


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This is part one of our LIS768 presentation on Teen retention in the library. It looks at the physical library spaces and teen programming (as well as advisory boards.) Marisa and I (Emma) intended to speak, trading time for each slide.

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Teen project marisa emma

  1. 1. Library 2.0 for Teens What Works, What Doesn't, and What You Can Do
  2. 2. <ul><li>,0,5528757.story </li></ul>Former president of the Public Library Association Sari Feldman would joke that “from the time people get their driver's license until their first baby, the library doesn't see them.”
  3. 3. <ul><li>,0,5528757.story </li></ul>Technology has changed that, both by making the library more attractive and by letting staff spend less time on routine tasks and more time for customer service.
  4. 4. Teens need a separate space where they can browse, study, and hang out without feeling they ’ re being too observed.
  5. 5. Teens need computers, study areas, and a collection that meets their needs.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Teens need to be reached out to in physical and virtual spaces. We need to find them where they are. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Elements of a Great Space
  8. 8. Comfortable Seating Evanston Public Library Loft Gail Borden Public Library
  9. 9. (Mostly) Private Spaces Privacy to study Evanston Public Library Loft Palatine Public Library
  10. 10. Books in a walk through <ul><li>No privacy to browse </li></ul>Northbrook Public Library
  11. 11. Librarian At Desk Lincoln Belmont Branch
  12. 12. No Desk, No Librarian Northbrook Public Library Skokie Public Library
  13. 13. The Problem with Nonpresence <ul><li>No seating </li></ul><ul><li>No signage </li></ul><ul><li>No service </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14. Walls to Write On <ul><li>Spaces to do “ destructive ” behaviors constructively </li></ul>Gail Borden Public Library YOUmedia
  15. 15. A no tech posting area <ul><li>digital can become overwhelming and your programs might not get noticed through the noise </li></ul>Gail Borden Public Library YOUmedia
  16. 16. Welcoming Signage
  17. 17. Exclusive Use of the Space
  18. 18. Computers <ul><li>Laptops? Do they have big enough keys for teen boy fingers? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Informal classroom with smartboard. Part of normal fluid space, at the end. If kids show up late to class, they still get to come. Registration doesn't matter. Classes are for everyone.
  20. 20. Space to Spread Out Evanston Public Library Gail Borden Public Library
  21. 21. Enough Shelf Spaces <ul><li>Why is YA the most weeded collection if it has the highest circ rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Teen recommend spine stickers </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews by teens in catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews by teens in BOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>Where your collection is located determines how well it moves. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Digital Labs: YOUmedia Case Study
  23. 23. What Can YOUmedia Model Do? <ul><li>“ It used to be that kids would come to the library to take information and bring it home. And what we think now is that kids will be bringing information to the library, and using the center here to distribute and share with other kids, other kids who come to the center and other kids throughout the city. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Neiker, President of Pearson Foundation </li></ul>
  24. 24. Teen Advisory Groups: We Run This Place Note the food…
  25. 25. This is What We Get For Listening to Kids <ul><li>East Greenbush Summer Reading Program </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market the program directly to schools before summer break </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change reading goals from page-focused to time-focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on smaller, more appealing prizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian's Challenge: Librarian Makeover </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  26. 26. This is What We Get For Listening to Kids <ul><li>Summer reading program  </li></ul><ul><li>participation increased by 107% </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Teen/Tween Problem <ul><li>Teens ≠ Tweens </li></ul><ul><li>Many books of Teen programs are programs that work for the 11 to 14 crowd. </li></ul><ul><li>Successful programs for that age are easy </li></ul>
  28. 28. This is What We Get For Listening to Kids (and their teachers) <ul><li>  </li></ul>Library of Games Manga/Nerd Gaming Extended study hours (and food) during finals week Cool Craft Programs (duct tape!) Job fairs College and financial aid information on the portal Word-of-mouth advertising Prom Programs Poetry Slams DDR/CoD/RockBand
  29. 29. This is What We Get For Listening to Kids (and their teachers) <ul><li>Summer reading program  </li></ul> 
  30. 30. Cool Teen Book Clubs <ul><li>Meet at local Starbucks instead of the library </li></ul><ul><li>Either get the books as ILL so it ’ s easy for them to get or buy them paperback copies </li></ul><ul><li>Skype with another group of kids who read the same book somewhere else </li></ul><ul><li>Meet at the high school either before school, at lunch or after school. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick populist series books (Hunger Games, Twilight, Maze Runner...) to keep them coming back time to time. </li></ul><ul><li>Let students have input on book. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>“ Teens need their space. They need their own space, a place to feel comfortable, relaxed, and truly at home. This is no exception when it comes to libraries. Without a separate Young Adult section, these teenagers would be shuffled between the babyish feel of the children ’ s department and the overwhelming sensation of being a part of the adult section. The confusion that is felt during adolescence would only be intensified and the search for identity would get lost when spending too much time searching for an appropriate book. ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Mamie Alsdurf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>101 More Teen Programs that Work (7) </li></ul></ul>