webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date October 14, 2014
Hosted by: WebJunction and the Common Sense Media
Length: Length: 1 hour

Today’s digital world is redefining “citizenship.” All of us—from digital natives to later adopters—need to learn how to be good citizens, to be safe, responsible and respectful participants in this new world. Digital citizenship requires a whole-community approach among parents, kids, librarians, educators, and the broader community. In this webinar, explore the vital connection between Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries. Learn about free digital citizenship resources provided by Common Sense Education covering a range of topics including Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprints, Copyright, and more.

Presented by: Kelly Mendoza and Kelly Czarnecki

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date May 13, 2014
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

  • Are you noticing the evolution of teen programming and do you feel as though you may not be able to keep up?
  • Does your library have a group of teens who are not attending library programs?
  • Are you looking for new methods to excite and manage a group of teens at your library?

This webinar will take a look at teen programming today and offer a fresh new perspective on programs that not only work, but also create meaningful experiences for teens. It will also touch upon various ways to reach out and better connect teen communities of all sizes.

Presented by: Dolly Goyal and Jack Baur

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date August 19, 2015
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

To address complaints about library atmosphere during after school hours, Columbus Public Library evaluated behavior policies, empowered library staff, and took innovative steps to meet the needs of their community. Rachelle McPhillips, Adult & Young Adult Librarian, Columbus (NE) Public Library will provide attendees with a set of tools to motivate library staff to meet the unique needs of their young adult patrons.

Presented by: Rachelle McPhillips

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date October 25, 2011
Hosted by: WebJunction and the Young Adult Library Services Association
Length: 1 hour

What is the absolute best avenue to getting teens involved and engaged at your school or public library? How can you encourage them to be peer reader advisors and library advocates in the community? Ultimately, if you want to encourage your teens to become lifelong readers, learners, and library users/supporters and possibly even choose library work for their future career path there is no better way to go than offering opportunities for active and involved teen library participation. In this webinar, you will explore ways teens can take part in your library, such as advisory groups, volunteering, short-term projects that use teen's special skills, and partnering with adults. You'll also get tips on planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating teen participation. When you team up with teens at your library, it's win-win!

Presented by: Kelly M Johnson and Diane Tuccillo

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date October 4, 2016
Hosted by: WebJunction and Library Journal
Length: 1 hour

When "Change Agent" Courtney Saldana was featured as a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, we were treated to a sampling of her outstanding work with teens, and knew that all libraries could benefit from hearing more. Learn about her teen programming basics along with practical and actionable steps for doing a teen needs assessment, creating a teen space and hosting a teen book fest. Courtney will also introduce us to Skills for Teen Parenting (STeP), a program connecting teens with what they need to succeed as adults and parents: how to interview successfully, dress professionally, deal with conflict and time management, care for their child, postpone or prevent a second pregnancy, and more. Expanding from local success to state-wide implementation, the STeP program embodies a wonderful example of the replicable innovation brought to the field by Movers & Shakers.

Presented by: Courtney Saldana

self pacedFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed with: WebJunction
Length: 2 hours

HOMAGO (Hanging Out. Messing Around. Geeking Out) is an exploratory learning approach that has been used successfully to engage youth. The Howard County Library System's HiTech Digital Media Lab applies innovative teaching methods based on HOMAGO, demonstrating that teens learn most effectively through hands-on projects and peer-to-peer communications.

Learn about:

  • the HOMAGO approach
  • how HiTech Labs engage teens at the library
  • the connection between digital media and STEM
  • how to apply hands-on instruction in a teen-centered environment
  • what works, both high and low tech

Course Design: Based on a webinar originally presented by Angela Brade, Chief Operating Officer, Support Services, Howard County Library System, Maryland and designed by WebJunction.

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date October 19, 2012
Hosted by: TechSoup
Length: 1 hour

Would you like to engage teens in planning and implementing your library's teen technology services? Not sure how to get started? Watch our recorded webinar to find out more.

CreateIT and IT Nation are two digital media and technology programs for teens in Pima County (AZ), where teens are deeply involved in planning, assessing, and making sure the program works for them. Library staff have solicited feedback from teens in many ways, from working with a system-wide Teen Advisory Board to holding youth focus groups.

Jennifer Nichols shares Pima County Public Library's efforts with teen-led technology. Jennifer is a Senior Librarian who helped cultivate several youth-led projects with the library since 2006, including a community-partner led Teen Advisory Board, and the LSTA grant-funded program CreateIT.

Presented by: Jennifer Nichols