Digital divide and diversity: 25% of users just playing Bridges out of Poverty
www.connectingya.com 2. Format explosion: Responding to developmental needs Case for comics at least they reading something Guysread.com Its about customers, not collections
www.connectingya.com 3. Information literacy: deGooglizing School corps Teen Tech Week
www.connectingya.com New spaces: Developmental needs reminder VOYA articles Coolness Online spaces Answering the publics demand for shhhhhhhhhh
www.connectingya.com Outcome measurement: Whats next Whats in it for them Do we count or think about why our work counts?
www.connectingya.com Outreach in the community Only two ways Expected Needed Do the old math
www.connectingya.com Programming returns: Teen Read Week After school programs Book based programs – Twilight, Manga, etc Technology as program (DDR)
www.connectingya.com Teens as volunteers Not date due cards Recruitment Partnerships Expand capacity
www.connectingya.com Youth development: Why are we here? What does our public want? problem free does not mean fully prepared Building assets
www.connectingya.com 10. Youth involvement plus programming equals success Library 2.0 ideals Content creation Program development Mentoring and recruiting Utilizing expertise
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading By the time many students reach high school, they equate reading with ridicule, failure or exclusively school-related tasks.
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Students are not excited by ideas. They prefer to experience life directly rather than through reading.
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Many active adolescents are unable to sit still long enough to read for any prolonged period of time..
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Teenagers are too self-absorbed and preoccupied with themselves, their problems, families, sexual roles, etc., to make connections between their world and books.
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Books are inadequate entertainment compared to other competing media such as television, video games and the Internet.
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Persistent stress from home and school to read constantly is counter-productive for some adolescents.
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Adolescents may grow up in non-reading homes void of reading material with no reading role models. There is no one to pass down the value of reading..
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Some adolescents may consider reading solitary and anti- social.
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Reading is considered uncool and something adults do.
www.connectingya.com Why They Arent Reading Cant find the good books
www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Consulting, training, and coaching for providing powerful youth services including library card campaigns and web projects patrick@connectingYA.com