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Getting Teens to Library Programming

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   MLS Meeting Room (Burr Ridge) (Videoconference, Max: 40)
PALS Coal Valley VideoConference Room (Videoconference)
PALS Rockford Videoconference Room (Videoconference)
PALS Shorewood Videoconference Room (Videoconference)
ALS Valerie J. Wilford Room (Videoconference)
ShLS Videoconferencing Room (Videoconference)
DLS Technology Lab (Videoconference)
RPLS Distance Learning Room (Videoconference)
LCLS Sacajawea Videoconferencing Room (Videoconference)
NSLS Learning Center (Videoconference, Max: 30)
Cost:   $10.00
Presenter:   Heather Colby, Virginia Freyre, Amanda Ghobrial, Jennifer Lara, Joe Marcatonio, Teri Rankin and Alexandra Tyle-Annen

  • The registration deadline for this event has passed.

NOTE: Be sure to select the library system location that you will be attending the workshop at. If you are not paying through your library account on L2 or paying via credit card, please send a check for $10, made out to Metropolitan Library System, & mail to 125 Tower Drive Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527. Attn: Christina Stoll

The MLS Young Adult Special Interest Group (YA SIG) presents their spring workshop on "Getting Teens to Library Programming".

Attend this state-wide video conference from the comfort of your library system and take away ideas from a panel of Teen librarians on how they successfully get teens involved at their libraries.

Alexandra Tyle-Annen & Heather Colby, Homer Township Public Library (PALS) will discuss the history of teen services at the Homer Township Public Library from 2003-Present, including the creation of a teen area in a space-limited library. They will also cover the successes and failures of various teen programming and how to promote library services to teens.

Joe Marcantonio, Plainfield Public Library (PALS) will share his success using social networking (MySpace, FB, and Twitter) and blogs to attract teens to the library; one of his biggest achievements increasing his library’s Teen Summer Reading Program from just over 100 registrants 3 years ago to just under 700 last summer.

Teri Rankin, O`Fallon Public Library & Jennifer Lara, O’Fallon Township High School (LCLS) will talk about their successful partnership on several programs and projects, including a highly successful high school after-hours study session held at the public library at the end of each school semester, and a mandatory summer reading program for incoming freshman students.

Virginia Freyre, Algonquin Area Public Library (NSLS) will share her insight from over 12 years as a teen librarian; her focus will be on the personal interaction with teens and involving them in library related activities, including offering community service hours for college applications through a variety of opportunities for teens at the library.

Amanda Ghobrial, West Chicago Public Library (DLS) will discuss the importance of having an active Young Adult Advisory Council to provide feedback on programming within the library and outside activities. She will also discuss the wide variety of programs offered to young adults on a monthly basis at the West Chicago Public Library District.

Type:   Workshop
CPDU Credits:   3

Register by: 3/31/2010


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Categories: Youth/Young Adult/School Services, Consulting & CE

This event is sponsored by Metropolitan Library System.

Event listed by: Alliance Library System, DuPage Library System, Lewis & Clark Library System, North Suburban Library System, Prairie Area Library System, Rolling Prairie Library System and Shawnee Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 1/4/2010

Questions? Please contact Christina Stoll.

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