[OYAN] Teen library tid-bits of news and info

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Jun 16 11:42:58 PDT 2011


Hi!  I subscribe to several newsletters regarding teen library services.  This week I received two with a lot of great articles and information.  Below are a few things I pulled from them that may be of interest to you too!  These are taken from the SLJTeen Newsletter<http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/SLJ/Info/SLJSLJTeenSubscribe.csp> (School Library Journal) and YALSA eNews<http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b9b7f12a0545b1a14ef19a691&id=1c93bcf5c8&e=0da9e8e774> (ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association).


Thinking about doing a teen community reads program?  Nervous about selecting the right teen book for such a venture?  Read this wonderful success story from our neighbors to the north in Port Townsend, WA.
With a grant award of $25,000, I was able to purchase 400 copies of 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher to give away, hire artists, a writer, and a theater professional to work with teens. I also printed three hundred copies of a zine, created posters based on teen writings, rented theater performance space and fed lots and lots of teens, all part of the Teen Community Read program!  How did I do it? Find out at: http://www.slj.com/slj/newslettersnewsletterbucketsljteen/890983-444/thirteen_reasons_why_a_teen.html.csp


OLA's Young Adult Network (OYAN) and Children's Services Division (CSD) have been partnering with OregonASK<http://www.oregonask.org/>, our statewide afterschool network, on a variety of projects for several years now.  The latest joint project is funded by an LSTA grant to create special collections for afterschool providers that will be available at 6 public libraries-Deschutes County Library, Eugene Public Library, Jackson County Library, Multnomah County Library, Springfield Public Library and Wallowa County Library.  Each participating library will co-host a collection launch event for local afterschool providers that will include a training provided by OregonASK in one of the curriculums from the new collection.  YALSA's afterschool wiki<http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/After_School_Programs> includes some library programming ideas  and links to 4 library's afterschool program web pages. Check it out!
Teen Services and Afterschool Programs
This spring YALSA exhibited at two afterschool conferences in an effort to raise awareness among after school program providers to encourage them to connect with their local school or public library to access resources or collaborate to fund and create quality programming for tweens and teens beyond school hours.  To access information and resources about afterschool programming visit YALSA's wiki http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/After_School_Programs To connect with the state affiliate of the National Afterschool Association, visit http://www.naaweb.org/default.asp?contentID=627


Can't travel to the professional conferences, trainings, or workshops?  Here are some online professional development opportunities.  YALSA webinars $49 to non-members or $195 for groups, the ALA eCourse is $195 which includes the cost of a book.
YALSA's Summer Professional Development
Join YALSA for a new online course this summer, Navigating the Divide between Teens and Tweens<http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/onlinecourses/navigatingthedivide.cfm>, co-taught by Beth Gallaway and Alissa Lauzon. In this course, participants will learn how to evaluate their library's population to determine who is using the library's services and what they need. This asynchronous course will run July 11 - August 11. Registration is open<http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/onlinecourses/navigatingthedivide.cfm>

Join YALSA for our upcoming webinars.  On June 16 join us for a conversation with Megan Honig on Street Smart: Serving Teen Street Lit Readers<http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/onlinecourses/webinar.cfm>. In this webinar, Megan will explore what street lit is and why it matters to teens. She'll also share resources for street lit collection development and tips on readers' advisory for street lit.

Planning ahead? Mark your calendar for the next few webinars:
    *July 14: Reading Unbound: E-readers and Your Library
    *Aug. 18: From 140 Characters to 10 Pages: Teens, Social Media and Information Literacy
    *Sept. 15: Tweet, Like, Link: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library
    *October 20: What is that thing? Making QR Codes Work for you Library

Registration is open for all webinars (each costs $49 for non-members/$39 for YALSA members/$29 students /$195 for group registrations) at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars>.

Young Adult Readers' Advisory Services eCourse/eBook Bundle
Estimated Hours of Learning: 15
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes:
*             How to know your collection without reading every book
*             Understand the basics of readers' advisory, including appeal factors
*             Being able to help teen readers with readers' advisory questions
*             Understand current research on teen readers and print, audiobook and online formats
*             Understand the unique nature of teen readers' advisory
Whether drawn in by homework assignments or gaming night, teens are frequent visitors to the library. How do you get to "awesome" and avoid the eye-rolls? Fundamental readers' advisory skills along with a bit of empathy can take you a long way.

Jessica Moyer, an experienced online instructor and a PhD candidate researching teen reading habits, will facilitate activities and discussion in ALA Editions' Moodle Learning Environment.  Young adult specialists and all reference staff will find tips for improving service.

Included in the price ($175) of the eCourse is the ALA eEditions e-book The Readers' Advisory Handbook<http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3041>, Edited by Jessica E. Moyer & Kaite Mediatore Stover. This  eCourse is sold as a .zip file containing registration instructions and the e-book, containing the complete text of the print edition in several different file types readable using a variety of software and devices.

Learn more at: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3257

Here are a few other items you may be interested in:
Share Your Summer Reading Program ELL Resources
Summer reading is here and the YALSA summer reading task force is looking for ideas to connect librarians with teens who speak English as a second language. Have you hosted a successful program or have some great tips to share on programs to present to ELL teens? We have listed a few resources on the YALSA wiki<http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Summer_Reading>, but are looking for more! If you are currently hosting a program for ELL teens or have done so in the past, please email Charli Osborne<mailto:charli.osborne at gmail.com>. Members and librarians are also encouraged to contribute to lists of recommended reading at http://tinyurl.com/ELLgoodreads

WrestleMania Reading Challenge Deadline Soon
Librarians and educators can register to participate in the 2011 - 2012 WrestleMania Reading Challenge from now through July 31st at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teenreading/wrmc/wrmc.cfm
Participants will receive free promotional posters and incentives for tween and teen readers in September.  21 tweens and teens from the US and Canada will each win a trip to WrestleMania in Miami on April 1, 2012, and their libraries will each win $2,000 to purchase tween and teen materials for their library collections.  Librarians are encouraged to hold bookmark and essay contest events in their libraries or schools during Teen Read Week, which will then be sent to YALSA for judging.
Show Off the Great Things Your Library Does for Teens
By Krista McKenzie
Cuts in library funding are getting deeper and more widespread, making advocacy crucial to the survival of libraries. While it may be two months away, District Days are something everyone should be thinking about and planning for.
For those unfamiliar with District Days, these are days that congressional representatives are on recess and are able to return to their home district. This year, the break is from August 8th through September 5th.

During this time, representatives often hold town hall meetings, office hours, and meet with a variety of constituents to get their perspectives on current issues.

This is an ideal time to bring your representatives into the library to see all the wonderful programming and services that libraries offer to teens. Some ideas to get your legislators involved at your library are to hold a library open house, involve them in a summer reading contest or program, invite them say a few words at a library event or class, or sit in on a technology program where your teens work with the legislator(s) to set up a Flickr account or show them how to use Delicious.

YALSA has resources available to help make it easy for you to be a part of District Days.  For information, check out the YALSA District Days wiki<http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/District_Days>.   Visit the page often for additional news and resources, including a Google participation calendar and blog posts.
Funds to Travel to ALA's 2012 Midwinter Meeting
by Mary Arnold
YALSA is opening a call for paper proposals for its Trends Inpacting YA Services Presentation at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting. The application deadline is July 1. YALSA invites paper abstracts that address YALSA's  Research Agenda (http://tinyurl.com/4fx2oya<http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/aboutyalsa/yalsaresearch.cfm>) and/or these additional areas of interest

*       How have  cross-cultural population changes affected services for young adults?

*       The impact of teens' embrace of social media on library services

*       How do immigrant young adults find information and leisure reading?

*       How do school and public librarians facilitate interaction with young adults?

One paper will be selected for delivery at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas "Trends Impacting Young Adult Services" session sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents, with the presenter receiving up to $1500 to defray travel and registration costs.  The paper will then be published in a future issue of YALSA's peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. More information can be found at at www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/mwpaper.cfm<http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/mwpaper.cfm>  Please address questions to Committee Chair Mary Arnold<mailto:marnold at cuyahogalibrary.org>



Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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