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Yeswecan

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Yeswecan

  1. 1. Presented by Beth Gallaway on behalf of YALSA for ALA Virtual Conference July 2010 Yes We Can: Collaboration in a Changing World of Services and Information
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Identify characteristics and trends of the young adult demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Discover potential collaborations for young adult services in school and public libraries
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  3. 3. Who YA? <ul><li>Ages 12-18 </li></ul><ul><li>33 million youth, US </li></ul><ul><li>600 million, worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>~11% of the population </li></ul>http://www.census.gov
  4. 4. Trends
  5. 5. Platform Agnostic
  6. 6. Micromedia Consumers <ul><li>Ringtones </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>3D worlds & gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>http://www.pewinternet.org
  7. 7. Characteristics
  8. 8. Gamer Generation <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Wired </li></ul><ul><li>Self-aware </li></ul><ul><li>Always On </li></ul><ul><li>Heroic </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-taskers </li></ul><ul><li>Global </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Takers </li></ul>http ://www.nslg.net/gotgamebook /
  9. 9. Brain Development
  10. 10. Early Adolescence (12-14) <ul><li>Emotional /Social Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on self </li></ul><ul><li>Concern about body image, looks, clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Peer influence </li></ul><ul><li>Moodiness </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious </li></ul><ul><li>Less affectionate toward parents </li></ul><ul><li>Mental/Cognitive Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Complex thought </li></ul><ul><li>Self expression/communication </li></ul><ul><li>Moral compass </li></ul><ul><li>Sadness/depression </li></ul>http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child/earlyadolescence.htm
  11. 11. Middle Adolescence (15-17) <ul><li>Emotional/Social Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Budding sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper capacity for caring and sharing. development of more intimate relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Increased independence </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased conflict with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Mental/Cognitive Changes </li></ul><ul><li>More defined work habits </li></ul><ul><li>Concern about the future </li></ul><ul><li>Greater ability to sense right and wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Sadness, depression </li></ul>http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child/middleadolescence15-17.htm
  12. 12. Sociology http://www.drrobertepstein.com
  13. 13. Developmental Assets <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries & Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive Use of Time </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Values </li></ul><ul><li>Social Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Identity </li></ul>http://www.search-institute.org
  14. 14. Ladder of Participation http://www.freechild.org/ladder.htm
  15. 15. Start Locally
  16. 16. Teen Advisory Group http://www.pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/tags/tags.cfm
  17. 17. Local Schools http://www.library.pima.gov/teenzone/getinvolved/
  18. 18. Local Colleges http://subjectguides.mwcc.edu/nela http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/mvilletodd/661403
  19. 19. Local Government http://libcat.mcldaz.org/mcle/index.html
  20. 20. Local Justice System http://www.wsoctv.com/family/20241934/detail.html http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ppo/programming/greatstories/club.cfm
  21. 21. State Library/IMLS http ://www.readsinMA.org
  22. 22. Supporting your Local Colleagues
  23. 23. Improving Literacy Through School Libraries <ul><li>Approved at $250 million, this grant program has never been funded by more than $19.8 million </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60 studies show a correlation between well-stocked, professionally staffed school libraries and increased student achievement. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) <ul><li>These federal resources help target library services to people of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to people with limited literacy skills. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) <ul><li>Include provisions under Title I for state and local plans to establish a state goal of having a school library staffed by a state-certified school librarian in each public school </li></ul><ul><li>Allow state and local professional development funds to be used for recruiting and training school librarians. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Non-Profit
  27. 27. MacArthur Foundation http://www.macfound.org
  28. 28. Global Kids http://www.globalkids.org/
  29. 29. ICMA http://icma.org/en/Page/1080/ICMA_Public_Library_Innovation_Grants
  30. 30. For Profit
  31. 31. Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/sponsorship_local/donations_local.html
  32. 32. Cartoon Network <ul><ul><li>http://gamecreator.cartoonnetwork.com </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Red Octane <ul><ul><li>Supports tournaments, including entry fees! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prizes </li></ul></ul>http://www.redoctane.com
  34. 34. Wizards of the Coast http://www.wizards.com/library
  35. 36. Next Steps <ul><li>Identify local demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce meaningful participants </li></ul><ul><li>Use Outcome-based evaluation (OBE) </li></ul>
  36. 37. Why YA? <ul><li>“ They will grow up to be taxpayers </li></ul><ul><li>and library supporters.” </li></ul>
  37. 38. Why YA? <ul><li>Teens matter RIGHT NOW, as teens! </li></ul>
  38. 39. Convincing your Colleagues <ul><li>Become a Youth Advocate! </li></ul>http://www.ala.org/yalsa
  39. 40. Thank You! <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>603.247.3196 </li></ul><ul><li>LINKS: </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/yeswecanala10 </li></ul>

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