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2 Things Change: (Re) Connecting with Teens in Libraries

3 www.connectingya.com AGENDA 10:00 - 10:15 Who: Understanding Teens 10:15 - 10:45 Why: The Importance of Serving Teens in Libraries/Core Values 10:45 - 11:00 What: Ten Trends Shaping Services to Teens in Libraries 11:00 - 11:45 How: Skills for Providing Quality Customer Service 11:45 – Noon Conclusion

4 www.connectingya.com Where you stand, depends on where you sit- Divide into pairs Introduce yourself and where you work What is the best part about working with teens in a library? What is the worst part?

5 www.connectingya.com Serving teens in libraries isnt just a practice; it is based on a philosophy and a set of core values..

6 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Youth development

7 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Developmental needs.

8 www.connectingya.com

9 Access Unchained ( exercise #3) R emember A ccept P roject

10 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Development assets (www.search- institute.org)www.search- institute

11 www.connectingya.com Developmental assets are the building blocks of young peoples successful growth and development The more assets young people have, the more likely they are to grow up healthy and become competent caring adults. ~ten core values~

12 www.connectingya.com Assets promote actions (aka thriving behaviors): Succeeding in school Helping others Valuing diversity Maintaining good health Resisting danger Exhibiting leadership Delaying gratification Overcoming adversity ~ten core values~

13 www.connectingya.com The more assets a young person has, the less likely Use drugs or alcohol Smoke or chew Vandalize Get into trouble Choose violence Skip school Become depressed/suicidal Become sexually active ~ten core values~

14 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Youth advocacy

15 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Youth participation

16 www.connectingya.com TEEN ADVISORY GROUPS

17 www.connectingya.com TUTORING

18 www.connectingya.com TEENS AND TYKES

19 www.connectingya.com TAPPING TEEN CREATIVITY

20 www.connectingya.com SPECIAL PROJECTS

21 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Collaboration

22 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Information literacy

23 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Adolescent literacy

24 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ http://www.ala.org/yalsa/

25 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Learning and achievement

26 www.connectingya.com ~ten core values~ Keith Curry Lance studies linking student achievement to school media centers

27 www.connectingya.com 1. Digital divide and diversity: 25% of users just playing Bridges out of Poverty Expectations out of whack

28 www.connectingya.com 2. Format explosion: Responding to developmental needs Case for comics at least they reading something Guysread.com Great books are back Its about customers, not collections

29 www.connectingya.com 3. Information literacy: deGooglizing Turn the screen SWIFT Teen Tech Week Youth development

30 www.connectingya.com Information literacy is youth development in action

31 www.connectingya.com 4. New spaces: Developmental needs reminder VOYA articles Coolness Online spaces Answering the publics demand for shhhhhhhhhh

32 www.connectingya.com 5. Outcome measurement: Whats next Whats in it for them Do we count or think about why our work counts? Pyramid

33 www.connectingya.com 6. Outreach in the community Only two ways Expected Needed Perils of partnership Do the old math

34 www.connectingya.com 7. Programming returns: Teen Read Week After school programs Redefining programs Technology as program (DDR)

35 www.connectingya.com 8. Teens as volunteers Not date due cards Recruitment Partnerships Expand capacity

36 www.connectingya.com 9. Youth development: Why are we here? What does our public want? problem free does not mean fully prepared Building assets

37 www.connectingya.com 10. Youth involvement plus programming equals success Library 2.0 ideals Content creation Program development Mentoring and recruiting Utilizing expertise

38 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: The Keys to Connections The ART of working with teens (small group work) Accept Redirect Terminate

39 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 1. Let them know

40 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 2. Follow-up

41 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 3. Say yes

42 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 4. Show you know

43 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 5. Be sensitive to place and time

44 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 6. Listen & learn & link

45 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 7. Triage

46 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 8. Relax

47 www.connectingya.com Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 9.Reward

48 www.connectingya.com Where you stand, depends on where you sit- Divide into pairs / find your partner What will I do different based upon this training?

49 Things Change Sixteen-year-old Johanna, one of the best students in her class, develops a passionate attachment for troubled seventeen-year-old Paul and finds her plans for the future changing in unexpected ways. www.connectingya.com

50 Nailed An outcast in a school full of jocks, sixteen- year-old Bret struggles to keep his individuality through his interest in drama and music, while trying to reconnect with his father. www.connectingya.com

51 Chasing Tail Lights Christy wants only to finish high school and escape her Flint, Michigan, home, where she cooks, cleans, cares for her niece, and tries to fend off her half-brother, a drug dealer who has been abusing her since she was eleven www.connectingya.com

52 Cheated Fifteen-year-old Mick recalls a series of betrayals and other life- changing events in his broken home, during the break-up with his girlfriend, and at school, that led to his arrest for murder. www.connectingya.com

53 Stolen Car Danielle desperately wants to escape life with her mother and a series of "Dad-wannabes," so when best friends Ashley and Evan help her see that bad-boy Reid is lying and using her, Danny steals Reid's car and takes Ashley on a road trip. www.connectingya.com

54 The Tear Collector As one of an ancient line of creatures who gain energy from human tears, Cassandra offers sympathy but she yearns to be fully human for the boy she loves, even if it means letting her family down. www.connectingya.com

55 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Delivering Plus One Percent More 10. Moment of truth

56 www.connectingya.com

57 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones http://www.connectingya.com Consulting, training, and coaching for providing powerful youth services patrick@connectingYA.com


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