Penny Johnson Baraboo Public Library
Challenges! Or…. Why aren’t we already doing this?
Resources <ul><li>Staff time </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul>
Stewardship <ul><li>Youth Services or Adult department </li></ul><ul><li>Academic or public library </li></ul><ul><li>Staf...
Varied Needs <ul><li>Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyles </li></ul>
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 <ul><li>Spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Access <...
You Already Have the Content...
Spaces <ul><ul><li>Dedicated space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distinct from Adult and Children's/YA spaces </li></ul><...
Services <ul><ul><li>Rethink reference services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Advice&quot; vs. Reference </li></ul>...
Resources: Leisure <ul><ul><li>Leisure  is the goal  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
Resources: Life <ul><ul><li>&quot;Practical Life Stuff&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work/Career </li></ul></ul></u...
Resources: General Points <ul><ul><li>Patron needs evolve rapidly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regular communication wit...
Access <ul><ul><li>Meet patrons on their terms--hours and locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Off-site services </li>...
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...
 
<ul><li>An Anime Group for </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 18 – 29 years old </li></ul>2 nd  Wednesday of the Month 6:30 – 8:00 pm ...
Get off that couch and come join  your friends at the Library!  Every Thursday from 4 - 8:30 pm 16 gaming computers, table...
 
BOOK DISCUSSIONS Mentor Public Library Creating a niche book club, while maintaining your sanity
 
 
YAAB
TWENTY-SOMETHING READERS  BOOK CLUB
<ul><li>Summer Job Fair for Young Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Career Assessment  Program </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes and Interv...
REACHING YOUNG PARENTS <ul><li>Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Playtime </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
 
REACHING OUT WITH THE ARTS
“ Home for the Holidays” thomasknowlton.com/ala11/video.mov
Thomas Knowlton   (@thomasknowlton) Mid-Manhattan Branch, The New York Public Library design by Thomas Knowlton | textures...
Adults are busy. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
short regular times consistent  (but flexible) design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
Budgets are slim. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
is your friend. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
is your  (less-than-reliable)  friend. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
Collaborate. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
bit.ly/nypl_readersden design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
A Pre-Columbian Art Exhibit   by Monica Sarmiento Castillo  w/ Faustino Quintanilla, Jaime Andrade May 16, 2011 design by ...
design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
www.operationanime.com design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2011 design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
www.freecomicbookday.com design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
bit.ly/nanowrimo2010-nypl design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
National Gaming Day November 12, 2010 design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
ngd.ala.org design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
bit.ly/scifisummer design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
Time is limited. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
<ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>blogs & events </li></ul><ul><li>staff-created content </li></ul><ul><li>moderated </li><...
<ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>FB button on Drupal events </li></ul><ul><li>FB events </li></ul><ul><li>links to blog ...
<ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>automatic feed from FB </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter button on events </li></ul><ul><li>#sci...
<ul><li>Tumblr </li></ul><ul><li>multimedia (audio/video) </li></ul><ul><li>free downloads </li></ul><ul><li>links to blog...
Thomas Knowlton   (@thomasknowlton) Mid-Manhattan Branch, The New York Public Library design by Thomas Knowlton | textures...
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  1. 1. Penny Johnson Baraboo Public Library
  2. 2. Challenges! Or…. Why aren’t we already doing this?
  3. 3. Resources <ul><li>Staff time </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul>
  4. 4. Stewardship <ul><li>Youth Services or Adult department </li></ul><ul><li>Academic or public library </li></ul><ul><li>Staff or patrons as leaders </li></ul>
  5. 5. Varied Needs <ul><li>Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyles </li></ul>
  6. 6. What do we call them?
  7. 7. Gillian Speace Bibliographer, NoveList
  8. 8. It's Not What You've Got,  It's How You Use It Collection Development for Twenty-Something Patrons
  9. 9. It's Not Just Collections <ul><li>Spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul>
  10. 10. You Already Have the Content...
  11. 11. Spaces <ul><ul><li>Dedicated space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distinct from Adult and Children's/YA spaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comfortable and inviting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tech-friendly: outlets, wireless, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space policies should reflect actual usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relaxed food/drink, noise policies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friendly to long-term use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friendly to group AND solo use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible and modular </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Services <ul><ul><li>Rethink reference services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Advice&quot; vs. Reference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academics important but less central </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tie collection & programming to audience & interests, e.g. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Life skills&quot;-based workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twenty-something evening mixers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hobby groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted book groups </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Resources: Leisure <ul><ul><li>Leisure is the goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad reading habits include Adult and YA </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Resources: Life <ul><ul><li>&quot;Practical Life Stuff&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work/Career </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Love & Relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Wellness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer wisdom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home/DIY </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics important but less central </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on college application and entrance support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test prep </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College selection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Resources: General Points <ul><ul><li>Patron needs evolve rapidly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regular communication with patrons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get their input! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can't rely on genre/marketing categories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated collection space </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Access <ul><ul><li>Meet patrons on their terms--hours and locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Off-site services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extended/shifted library hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24-hour online presence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media--your patrons are already there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate via Facebook and Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect via Goodreads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet your users at their devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Device-friendly e-book lending </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kindle, iPad lending, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile library presence </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Ocean County Library Jeannie Collacot
  18. 18. EMERGING ADULT PROGRAMS
  19. 19. 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
  20. 21. <ul><li>An Anime Group for </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 18 – 29 years old </li></ul>2 nd Wednesday of the Month 6:30 – 8:00 pm Ocean County Library Toms River Branch
  21. 22. 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 .
  22. 24. BOOK DISCUSSIONS Mentor Public Library Creating a niche book club, while maintaining your sanity
  23. 27. YAAB
  24. 28. TWENTY-SOMETHING READERS BOOK CLUB
  25. 29. <ul><li>Summer Job Fair for Young Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Career Assessment Program </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes and Interview Skills </li></ul><ul><li>  Job Search Rap </li></ul><ul><li>Job Fair Prep Night </li></ul>
  26. 30. REACHING YOUNG PARENTS <ul><li>Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Playtime </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Stress Management </li></ul>
  27. 32. REACHING OUT WITH THE ARTS
  28. 33. “ Home for the Holidays” thomasknowlton.com/ala11/video.mov
  29. 34. Thomas Knowlton (@thomasknowlton) Mid-Manhattan Branch, The New York Public Library design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  30. 35. Adults are busy. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  31. 36. short regular times consistent (but flexible) design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  32. 37. Budgets are slim. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  33. 38. is your friend. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  34. 39. is your (less-than-reliable) friend. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  35. 40. Collaborate. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  36. 41. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  37. 42. bit.ly/nypl_readersden design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  38. 43. A Pre-Columbian Art Exhibit by Monica Sarmiento Castillo w/ Faustino Quintanilla, Jaime Andrade May 16, 2011 design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  39. 44. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  40. 45. www.operationanime.com design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  41. 46. Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2011 design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  42. 47. www.freecomicbookday.com design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  43. 48. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  44. 49. bit.ly/nanowrimo2010-nypl design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  45. 50. National Gaming Day November 12, 2010 design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  46. 51. ngd.ala.org design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  47. 52. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  48. 53. bit.ly/scifisummer design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  49. 54. Time is limited. design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  50. 55. <ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>blogs & events </li></ul><ul><li>staff-created content </li></ul><ul><li>moderated </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nypl.org/blog/all </li></ul>design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  51. 56. <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>FB button on Drupal events </li></ul><ul><li>FB events </li></ul><ul><li>links to blog posts & events </li></ul><ul><li>facebook.com/midmanhattanlibrary facebook.com/nyplatnite </li></ul>design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  52. 57. <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>automatic feed from FB </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter button on events </li></ul><ul><li>#scifisummer, #NaNoWriMo, #ngd10 </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/midmanhattanlib twitter.com/nyplatnite </li></ul>design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  53. 58. <ul><li>Tumblr </li></ul><ul><li>multimedia (audio/video) </li></ul><ul><li>free downloads </li></ul><ul><li>links to blog posts & events </li></ul><ul><li>midmanhattanlib.tumblr.com </li></ul>design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY
  54. 59. Thomas Knowlton (@thomasknowlton) Mid-Manhattan Branch, The New York Public Library design by Thomas Knowlton | textures by Caleb Kimbrough | CC BY

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