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YALSA webinar demonstrating impact teen summer reading


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YALSA webinar demonstrating impact teen summer reading

  1. 1. DEMONSTRATINGIMPACT:Teen Summer ReadingWelcome to the YALSA webinar! It will begin promptly at 2pm,eastern. You will not hear audio until then.
  2. 2. Your Fab Facilitators Kelly Czarnecki, Teen ServicesLibrarianCharlotte, Catherine Haydon, Children’s ServicesManagerCharlotte,
  3. 3. Learning Objectives Best practices for collecting data for TeenSummer Reading participants Best practices for sharing data for TeenSummer Reading participants Using data, program outcomes and anecdotesto help share your librarys story in servingteens and to ultimately build a stronger TeenServices program
  4. 4. Audience question How is the Dollar General grantfunding enhancing your teensummerreading program?
  5. 5. Telling our story: Teen Services Layoffs, Library closings, hour reductions Response to the community Targeted programs to show impact Tools and Resources
  6. 6. Collecting Data What do you need toknow? What do you want toknow?
  7. 7. Audience question Talk about Teen Services at Your Library in anutshell.
  8. 8. Data: What you WANT to KnowWhat library programs were yourfavorite this summer?Sample survey question
  9. 9. Audience question What are some ways you currently gatherdata?
  10. 10. Existing Information on Teen Behavior Collecting data locally-school districts-youth servingorganizations Reading related toDevelopmental Assets Example of a desiredoutcome
  11. 11. Anecdotes and Stories ofImpact “ A mom came in with her son who had recently turned twelve. The mom was frustratedthat he didn’t seem to like books that she or his teacher had suggested. I spoke with himabout things he liked and suggested a few realistic fiction titles that he appeared to beinterested in. The mom and son were both happy to be able to find something to read thathe hadn’t read before.”-Teen Librarian “Mary talked to a teen, Jamika P, about signing up for thesummer reading program since she had fines to pay off.Jamika said she didn’t read much because of an attentionproblem. The next day however, she came back and thankedMary for suggesting the summer reading program since herdoctor recommended her to read at least two hours a day.Since then she has come back looking for books thatmight be interesting to read.”How will YOU be the face ofTeen Summer Reading?
  12. 12. Audience question How do you market your programs?
  13. 13. Best Practices: Sharing Results Determine stakeholders Building for long term-start planning for next year Build on success!
  14. 14. Further Resources YALSA Summer Reading wiki: Evaluating Teen Services and Programs: AYALSA Guide (Chicago: ALA, 2012) The Complete Summer Reading ProgramManual: From Planning to Evaluation(YALSA, 2012) Institute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS) Outcome Based Evaluation:
  15. 15. Further Resources Evaluating Summer Reading Programs:Suggested Improvements (Public LibrariesOnline, 2013): ALA Office for Research & Statistics: Dynamic Youth Services through Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation (ALA,2009)
  16. 16. Your Fab Facilitators Kelly Czarnecki, Teen ServicesLibrarianCharlotte, Catherine Haydon, Children’s ServicesManagerCharlotte,
  17. 17. Ideas, Comments, Questions What would you like toknow in more detail? What ideas or skills didyou learn today that you’lluse in your school orlibrary? Any questions?Thank you for participating!