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  • Take a Bite Out of Teen Read Week, 2008!

    1. 1. Take a Bite Out of Teen Read Week Presented for VTLA, May 2008 Beth Gallaway [email_address]
    2. 2. What is TRW? <ul><li>A YALSA Initiative to get teens to </li></ul><ul><li>“ Read for the FUN of it!” </li></ul>
    3. 3. A Brief History of TRW <ul><li>1998 - Reading Rocks! </li></ul><ul><li>1999 - ??? </li></ul><ul><li>2000 - Take Time to Read </li></ul><ul><li>2001 - Make Reading a Hobbit </li></ul><ul><li>2002 - Get Graphic @ your library </li></ul><ul><li>2003 - Slammin’ @ your library </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - It’s Alive! @ your library </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - Get Real @ your library </li></ul><ul><li>2006 - Get Active @ your library </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - LOL @ your library </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - Books with Bite </li></ul>
    4. 4. When is TRW? <ul><li>The Third Week in October – Oct 12-18, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>October 18 - 24, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>October 17 - 23. 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>October 16 - 22, 2011 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Celebrate TRW? <ul><li>Teens say they would read more, if they had more time </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure reading is in decline </li></ul><ul><li>Teen vocabularies are decreasing </li></ul>
    6. 6. More TRW Justification <ul><li>Developmental Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Library Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Give 'Em What They Want </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Who Participates in TRW? <ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Teens </li></ul><ul><li>YOU! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why Register for TRW? <ul><li>YALSA needs to keep stats </li></ul><ul><li>Test drive e*Vanced Solutions software </li></ul><ul><li>Get Free Stuff: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to logos & planning materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Random drawings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Freebies from publishers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2008/registration/index.cfm </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. 2008 TRW Theme: Books With Bite! <ul><li>Possible takes on the theme: </li></ul><ul><li>Animals (Sharks, alligators, snakes, saber tooth tiger, bears, killer whales, wolves etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Techie books (Books with Byte) </li></ul><ul><li>Monsters: Vampires, Werewolves, Dragons </li></ul><ul><li>Edgy titles </li></ul><ul><li>Non-fiction: Dinosaurs, Bytes—technology, Recipes, Philosophy, Cooking </li></ul>
    10. 10. HELP! I Hate the Theme! <ul><li>Bear with it – it’s just one week! </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize it – Bite can have many interpretations </li></ul><ul><li>Your teens can design alternative artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Use the generic theme, Read for the FUN of it! </li></ul><ul><li>Send your theme idea to the YALSA office: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your teens to VOTE for the 2009 theme </li></ul><ul><li>Join YALSA, get on the TRW committee and suggest your own! </li></ul>
    11. 11. YALSA Resources <ul><li>Teen Read Week website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teen Read Week Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Booklists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YALSA Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reminders </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. How Can I Celebrate TRW? <ul><li>Mayoral Decree </li></ul><ul><li>Link to SmartGirl Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Link to TTT vote </li></ul><ul><li>Track Teen Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Get your local teens to create PR </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your local teens for program ideas </li></ul>
    13. 13. Proclamation <ul><li>* Whereas, the ability to read and process information is a basic survival skill in our global information society; and </li></ul><ul><li>* Whereas, the reading proficiency of teens has remained stagnant over the last thirty years; and </li></ul><ul><li>* Whereas, the number of students who can read but choose not to do so is increasing; and </li></ul><ul><li>* Whereas, the most effective way to improve reading skills is to read regularly and often; and </li></ul><ul><li>* Whereas, too few teens think reading is a valuable tool for enjoyment and relaxation as well as for schoolwork; and </li></ul><ul><li>* Whereas, regular daily reading for the fun of it creates the reading habit for life; and </li></ul><ul><li>* Whereas, parents, teachers, librarians, and all concerned adults can serve as role models by reading for fun themselves; </li></ul><ul><li>* Therefore, be it resolved that I (name, title of official) proclaim October 12-18, 2008, Teen Read Week(TM) in (name of city, state) and encourage teens to read for the fun of it. </li></ul>
    14. 14. SmartGirl Reading Survey
    15. 15. TTT
    16. 16. Track Teen Reading <ul><li>Use a paper method </li></ul><ul><li>Use a wiki or blog </li></ul><ul><li>Try e*Vanced Solutions </li></ul>
    17. 17. What Counts As Reading? <ul><li>Books (fiction, nonfiction, short stories)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novels </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Anime Subtitles </li></ul><ul><li>CD Booklets </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry & Song/Rap Lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Email, Chat, Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Videogaming </li></ul><ul><li>Back of the Cereal Box </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Print </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Aloud/Being Read To/Audiobooks </li></ul>
    18. 18. Audiobooks = literacy <ul><li>Reading comprehension is increased </li></ul><ul><li>Listening becomes a family/group activity </li></ul><ul><li>Listening while reading along meets multiple intelligences </li></ul>
    19. 19. Gaming = literacy <ul><li>Environmental print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading about the game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walkthroughs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing about the game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chat: “WTS, Mageweave cloth, 15g” </li></ul>
    20. 20. Reading Online = Literacy <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Online Classes </li></ul>
    21. 21. Repurposing Email for the Library Dear Reader. http://www.dearreader.com/
    22. 22. Repurposing Chat for the Library <ul><li>IM Reference Service Model: Thomas Ford Memorial Library (IL) Cheshire Library (CT) </li></ul><ul><li>Online Author Visits Models: Haverhill Public Library (MA) ImaginOn (NC)‏ </li></ul>
    23. 23. Top Chat Acronyms <ul><li>AFK </li></ul><ul><li>BRB </li></ul><ul><li>IDK </li></ul><ul><li>IMHO </li></ul><ul><li>LOL </li></ul><ul><li>POS </li></ul><ul><li>TTYL </li></ul>
    24. 24. IM Reference Cheshire Public Library, CT Cheshire Public Library. http://www.cheshirelibrary.org
    25. 25. Virtual Author Visits <ul><li>BeththeLibrarian : What did it take to publish the book? (That's from Brandy & Alex) </li></ul><ul><li>MBLundgren : Another good question. It took me 2 years to write it, then 6 months to find an agent, then a few days to find an editor, then months of revisions. A Loooooonnnggg process. </li></ul>                 
    26. 26. Repurposing Online Writing for the Library <ul><li>Book Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNI (IL)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Y Read? (OH) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Book Reviewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington Reads (WA)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newington Library (CT)‏ </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. University Laboratory Union HS Urbana IL UIUC. http://www.uni.uiuc.edu/library
    28. 28. E*Vanced Solutions Summer Reader Software <ul><li>MA Statewide Summer Reading Program Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Log </li></ul><ul><li>Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul>
    29. 29. Catch the Beat at your library MA Statewide Summer Reading Program http://readsinma.org <ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Log </li></ul><ul><li>Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Prize Notification </li></ul>
    30. 30. Scheduling <ul><li>DAY: __________ DATE: ____/____/____ </li></ul><ul><li>START TIME: ___:_____ END TIME: ___:______ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date checked on library calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date checked on school calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date checked on community calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LOCATION FOR PROGRAM: ___________________________________________ </li></ul>
    31. 31. Audience <ul><li>TARGET AUDIENCE: o Children o YA o Adult o All </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>EXPECTED ATTENDANCE: o Children o YA o Adult o All </li></ul>
    32. 32. Audience <ul><li>TARGET AUDIENCE: o Children o YA o Adult o All </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>EXPECTED ATTENDANCE: o Children o YA o Adult o All </li></ul>
    33. 33. Budget <ul><li>ESTIMATED COST: o Speaker’s cost (fee, travel, meals, other) o Supplies and equipment (materials purchases, rentals, other) o Staff time (programmer hours x wage, PR department hours x wage) o Public relations (fliers, poster, bookmarks, press releases, mail outs, postage) </li></ul><ul><li>o Other costs (display books, refreshments, follow-up mailings, miscellaneous) </li></ul>
    34. 34. Funding <ul><li>FUNDING SOURCE: o Budget line- general revenue o Grant funds o Friends of the Library o Corporate sponsorship o Outside donations o Other </li></ul>
    35. 35. STOP! <ul><li>PROGRAM APPROVED: o Preliminary planning should be approved at this point before proceeding any further. o Approved by supervisor o Approved by director o Off desk planning time approved </li></ul>
    36. 36. STOP! <ul><li>PROGRAM APPROVED: o Preliminary planning should be approved at this point before proceeding any further. o Approved by supervisor o Approved by director o Off desk planning time approved </li></ul>
    37. 37. PR <ul><li>PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION: o All library staff informed o Program information posted to library website o Fliers distributed to schools, community groups, businesses and other libraries o Media releases to local newspapers, school newspapers, radio, TV, library newsletter, blog, etc. o Visits to schools planned and approved o Book displays o Email or direct mailings to YAs, school and community liaisons </li></ul>
    38. 38. Program <ul><li>PROGRAM DETAILS: o Room set-up o Equipment and supplies o Refreshments o Speaker’s introduction o Speaker’s check o Fliers for next program o Room clean up o Other: </li></ul>
    39. 39. Evaluation <ul><li>Attendance count </li></ul><ul><li>Informal evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Formal evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Anecdotal evidence </li></ul>
    40. 40. EXERCISE! <ul><li>Program Description </li></ul><ul><li>Justification </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Books With Bite! </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Vampires </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Edgy Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Other??? </li></ul>
    41. 41. Thank You! <ul><li>Beth Gallaway, 603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>Web: http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Links: http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/vtla </li></ul>

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