Andrew and I created a program called: Power Foods (Nutrition for growing teens) at the Brooklyn Public Library and is designed for teens age 13- 19 years old who receive free or reduced lunch. You may have seen ads around the city this past summer for the Summer Meals Program. Parks, schools, community centers and … Continue reading Program Proposal
You Are an Army of One, the Only Teen Services Librarian in the Library System. I was shocked when I read "a city of 1.2 million". I was expecting Carrie Kitchen to describe some small library in a small town not a sprawling city. In any case, if I was the sole teen librarian devoted … Continue reading lightning round! Q. 2
I chose to use tumblr over other social media sites because of the platform's anonymity. The ASK ME ANYTHING link allows teens to ask questions anonymously about topics they may feel uncomfortable asking the librarian in person. For me, tumblr seems really interactive. Ideally teens would submit their own posts to the page, answer questions, … Continue reading YA Virtual Readers’ Advisory – Tumblr
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
Want to improve your photography skills so you can wow the world on Social Media? Looking for tips on how to start your own vlog or YouTube channel? Or just want some ideas to spark your creativity? These books, videos, classes, and more can help you find inspiration through the lens of a camera. How to … Continue reading Social Media – Pathfinder
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
#5. You Have to Plan Teen Programs Six Months In Advance and Wonder How You Can Use the "Teen Participation" Model of Program Planning. It can be hard to get input from teens regardless if the program is next week or next year. And even if they have participated in the planning, they still might … Continue reading week 8: lightning round!