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The Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Program at Santa Ana Public Library: From Seeds to Trees: Growing the Bilingual Librarian of Tomorrow from High.

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1 The Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Program at Santa Ana Public Library: From Seeds to Trees: Growing the Bilingual Librarian of Tomorrow from High School Diploma through MLIS with Santa Ana Public Library and Orange County REFORMA

2 Between July 2010 and June 2013, SAPL and OC-Reforma will conduct a three-tiered recruitment and training program Three Stages: Seeds to Sprouts – Teens Sprouts to Saplings – College Age Saplings to Young Trees – MLIS Students

3 Need for program Critical shortage of Spanish speaking librarians The need for qualified and culturally sensitive bilingual librarians in Hispanic service areas is acute. The number of Latino students enrolled in MLIS programs very small. Libraries and students in Hispanic communities need one another: the library to develop effective staffing, and the students to find means of enhancing their future prospects and improving conditions in their communities.

4 City of Santa Ana Page Internship (High School Level) Santa Ana Public Library $ $9.95 per hour 5 months / 10 hrs per week Page Internship Summer I (High School Level) Santa Ana Public Library $ $9.95 per hour 10 Weeks / 10 hrs per week Page Internship Summer II (High School Level) Santa Ana Public Library $ $9.95 per hour 10 Weeks / 20 hrs per week Priority will be given to teens who have participated in our Volunteer Program

5 Typical Assignments: Shelve library material Straighten library material In-House Shelf-Read Other duties as assigned Required Activities: Must attend 1 OC REFORMA meeting Must attend 1 Library Discovery Fieldtrip Must attend 1 Library Career Exploration Field Trip Attend Graphic Design Class Blog Weekly about their experiences, insights and suggestions on “Seeds to Trees; Seeds to Sprouts” LiveJournal group Intern Requirements: A High School Student Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese) Intern Benefits: OCREFORMA Membership Library Sponsored Fieldtrips

6 Probation youth We have 1 spot specifically reserved for probation youth Tutors/mentors variety of skills – including previous work with probation youth. Probation youth must have already served community service and/or volunteered 50 hours in the library and have a recommendation from their probation officer

7 Library Career Exploration and Library Discovery Information Sessions and Fieldtrips

8 Year 1 Library Discovery Fieldtrips – Cal State Fullerton – Getty Center - Conservatory Library Career Exploration Fieldtrips – REFORMA Career Fair Library Career Information Sessions – Santa Ana College

9 Activities and Opportunities Participate in all Field trip/Career Awareness Experiences Guidance of a Professional Mentor Opportunities to cross-train in different library divisions

10 Community center not repository 21 st century community center As part of parks and recreation we shift over to the library as the community center for knowledge and information Give access to our immigrant community

11 Mentoring Paired with librarians from different department IT- technology Circulation customer service

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13  Teen Library Club – The Core ◦ Library Service Projects  Key advisory group for planning implementing, and promoting teen programs and activities  Haunted House  Santa’s Corner  Easter Treasure Hunt  Dia De Los Ninos -Alice in Wonderland Tea Party  Recycling Fair  Unvalentine’s Day  Videogame Tournaments  Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament  Junior Teen Friends Snack Sales, Candy Buffet, Nacho Fundraiser  Assist with Library Book-sales  Buddy Programs ◦ Reading Buddy ◦ Tiny Tots Buddy ◦ Summer Buddy Program  Garden Buddy  Healthy Buddy  Math Ninja Buddy  Art Buddy  Music Buddy  Community Service Projects ◦ Youth Health Ambassador ◦ Paint Your Heart Out ◦ OC Multicultural Fair ◦ OC Marathon ◦ Heritage House ◦ Creek Clean-up ◦ Tree Planting ◦ OC Food Bank ◦ Habitat For Humanity?

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15 TeenSpace provides a location and programs for teens that will empower them. The goals of TeenSpace are to: ◦ Provide programs for teens that will help them grow into successful and productive adults. ◦ Provide opportunities for teens to enhance their academic and life skills via civic engagement and targeted volunteerism ◦ Assist teens to develop faith in themselves and in their futures ◦ TeenSpace Motto: A Place For Teens, By Teens, Because of Teens TeenSpace Goals

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17 Leadership experience Programs will introduce our high-schoolers to running their own programs and learning how to implement projects that they develop

18 The Intangibles of TeenSpace! A place where teens are: – Listened to and acknowledged – Provided a safe place where they are accepted and have a sense of belonging – Given boundaries, encouragement and motivation – Provided with a support system and an anchor – Receive accountability and expectations towards realizing their full potential – Learn a culture of giving back to their community


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