lightning round! Q. 8 & 9

8.  Your Impulse is to Give Teens Cash, Food, a Ride, A Place to Stay . . .  With each situation that Velasquez presents, I always think of one word, flexibility.   I agree with Velasquez that, “…going down this road probably violates an administrative directive or two that your library or municipality has put in place for … Continue reading lightning round! Q. 8 & 9


Intellectual Freedom

While it can be a little awkward role playing this kind of situation, I found last week's class to be an informative and practical exercise that will help us in our roles as intellectual freedom advocates in the library. Working in a pubic library I expect to encounter many emotional challenges from parents and members of the community.  From our … Continue reading Intellectual Freedom

T4: Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies

The T4 program at Brooklyn Public Library is a unique volunteer opportunity for teens age 14 - 18 that are interested in technology and also public service.  First, the teens attend a two week training program where they take courses in coding, 3d printing, Adobe Creative suite, LEGO robotics, oral history projects, library resources and databases … Continue reading T4: Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies

Review – Lumberjanes (week 11)

Friendship to the Max!   "Beware the Kitten Holly" is the first collection of comics in the Lumberjanes series, created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen and Noelle Stevenson from the new BOOM! Box imprint. Lumberjanes takes place at a summer camp for "Hardcore Lady Types" and follows the adventures of best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly and … Continue reading Review – Lumberjanes (week 11)

Teens experiencing homelessness – week #9

The numbers are staggering.  According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, "on a given night, the number of homeless children is over 194,300--accounting for one third of all homeless people."  Additionally, the National Coalition for the Homeless found that "LGBTQ teens account for 20 percent to 40 percent of all homeless youth."  There is also … Continue reading Teens experiencing homelessness – week #9