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
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
#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!
#4. You Know More about Teen Authors than Teens. You Keep Talking about Reading and How Great YA Books Are Because You Want to Share the Joy of Reading-But These Teens Just Don't Care. This actually came up a lot during my interview with the YA librarian. She explained that most of the teens who … Continue reading week 7: Lightning Round!
Q. 3. You Try to Relate to Teens in a "Cool Way," Often Using Teen Lingo. You Sense It Is Tragic. You Might Be Right. The way we interact with teenagers is important. I agree that trying to be cool towards a teenager could backfire. I think teenagers are not looking for adults to be … Continue reading Teen librarians/ interacting with teenages. The issues of trying to be cool.