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1 The world’s libraries. Connected.

2 Why do teens need libraries? Summit on Libraries and Teens, January 23-24, 2013 George Needham Vice President, Global and Regional Councils OCLC

3 “Too much agreement kills a chat.” Eldridge Cleaver

4 The world’s libraries. Connected. Why do teens need libraries? “Best Small Library in America, 2012: The Independence Public Library, KS.” Library Journal, January 31, 2012

5 The world’s libraries. Connected. Supporting their education Expanding their horizons Supplementing their school curricula Helping them plan their futures Offering library technology Socializing them to community norms Providing space for socializing with one another Libraries serve teens by…

6 The world’s libraries. Connected. Let’s continue the conversation! George Needham

7 The world’s libraries. Connected. The list hasn’t really changed much New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Digital ID: ; Record ID:

8 The world’s libraries. Connected. The list hasn’t really changed much Supporting their education Expanding their horizons Supplementing their school curricula Helping them plan their futures Offering library technology Socializing them to community norms Providing space for socializing with one another New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Digital ID: ; Record ID:

9 The world’s libraries. Connected. So how’s that working for us?

10 The world’s libraries. Connected. Better him than us…

11 The world’s libraries. Connected. So let’s turn the question around Image credit: elenathewise / 123RF Stock Photohttp://ow.ly/gFlY9 Why do libraries need teens?

12 The world’s libraries. Connected. Current pop culture awareness Image credit:

13 The world’s libraries. Connected. Connections to the community Image credit: 3ddock / 123RF Stock Photohttp://http://ow.ly/gI53I

14 The world’s libraries. Connected. New answers to old questions Game Show News Net, November 11,

15 The world’s libraries. Connected. Energy

16 The world’s libraries. Connected. Advocacy and organization

17 The world’s libraries. Connected. Future levy and school board voters TransGriot.blogspot.com, December 21,

18 The world’s libraries. Connected. A mutually beneficial relationship FreshPet.com,

19 The world’s libraries. Connected. How will we work this magic? Magic News, March 26,

20 The world’s libraries. Connected. User-centered (yes, even for teens) zazzle.com.

21 The world’s libraries. Connected. And what might this look like? Forgotten Ohio.

22 The world’s libraries. Connected. Who knows?

23 The world’s libraries. Connected. Some safe bets…

24 The world’s libraries. Connected. If it’s not on a screen…

25 The world’s libraries. Connected. Less book worship

26 The world’s libraries. Connected. High tolerance for ambiguity

27 The world’s libraries. Connected. Radical flexibility https://twitter.com/GumbyClay

28 The world’s libraries. Connected. Hands on creativity Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Image courtesy

29 The world’s libraries. Connected. “Teens and Tweens Go Green: Art-Based and Eco-Friendly Programs for Libraries” An Infopeople online course taught by Valerie Colston Go green or go home Register for this workshop at:

30 The world’s libraries. Connected. The power of asking

31 The world’s libraries. Connected. No one said it would be easy To be honest, I have no idea where I got this picture.

32 The world’s libraries. Connected. The ongoing pursuit Fanfiction.wikia.com

33 The world’s libraries. Connected. Image credit: smit / 123RF Stock Photohttp://ow.ly/gFAVl Change

34 The world’s libraries. Connected.

35 Change is tough

36 The world’s libraries. Connected. “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ” W. Edwards Deming But the stakes are high

37 The world’s libraries. Connected. Is our iceberg really melting?

38 The world’s libraries. Connected. Create a sense of urgency

39 The world’s libraries. Connected. Pull together the guiding team Photo by Jeff Moore for The Elders

40 The world’s libraries. Connected. Develop a change vision and strategy

41 The world’s libraries. Connected. Communicate for understanding, buy-in The Daily, April 19,

42 The world’s libraries. Connected. Empower others to act

43 The world’s libraries. Connected. Produce short-term wins

44 The world’s libraries. Connected. Don’t let up Carol School Supply Catalog.

45 The world’s libraries. Connected. Create a new culture

46 The world’s libraries. Connected. 21 st century literacy “The illiterate of the 21 st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler

47 The world’s libraries. Connected. The beginning of wisdom

48 The world’s libraries. Connected. You won’t shoot your eye out Peter Billingsley in A Christmas Story. From

49 The world’s libraries. Connected. …you might even enjoy the results!

50 The world’s libraries. Connected. And to end on a positive note…

51 The world’s libraries. Connected. Let’s continue the conversation! George Needham


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