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Format: Webinar, original date October 30, 2018
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

  • Are you looking for a fun way to increase reading engagement with your library users, particularly teens and youth?
  • Do you want a novel way to present new releases, non-fiction, digital or database content?
  • Do you want to encourage engagement with the collection or highlight a particular format, genre, or topic with your library users?

Hosting a book tasting might be the answer you need to increase engagement with your collection, collaborate with another local librarian, or answer a research question. Book tasting events engage users in a curated collection using a 30-60-minute restaurant themed event.

In this webinar, presenter Angela Maxwell will share examples of multiple book tasting events targeted at a teen audience. Attendees will have access to templates, as well as free online tools to implement their own book tasting event.

Presented by: Angela Maxwell

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 iconFormat: Webinar, original date May 7, 2019
Hosted by: Infopeople, as part of the California State Library Mental Health Initiative webinar series, Where Compassion Meets Action
Length: 1 hour

Gang participation and gang recruitment diverts promising youth to a path of crime and violence—of undesirable shortcuts. Often, such youth end up in the juvenile justice system, caught in a system which forever denies them a future. Understanding the causes of gang involvement is crucial for guiding youth towards positive role models and healthy support systems.

In this webinar, presenter Kyle Lee, founder of Pasadena’s YES (Youth Empowerment and Strength), explains how his organization is working in gang prevention and intervention. He underscores the most common causes of gang involvement and discuss ways in which libraries can offer themselves as support systems for youth potentially involved with gangs.

Presented by: Kyle Lee

webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date July 10, 2019
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

Are you having trouble peaking the interest of your teens and tweens? Does it seem like an impossible task to get them involved and excited about the programs? You have come to the right place! Janene Hill, from Jensen Memorial Library in Minden, NE, shares her expertise to teach us ideas for a variety of Teen Night Events, including examples of successful events, interaction stations with example activities, and group brainstorming.

Presenter: Janene Hill

webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date February 26, 2019
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

As children grow, their potential to manage money and understand financial concepts grows as well. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors kids learn when they are young lay the groundwork for their financial well-being as adults, and libraries can play a role in building these important financial literacy skills.

The CFPB released youth financial education content with a robust set of activities for teen financial education programing. While designed for a classroom, these activities can be translated into youth financial education programing in your library. A robust search feature provides access to free high school activities to teach the building blocks of financial capability on topics ranging from saving for short-term goals, to preventing fraud and identity theft, to budgeting and managing credit. Join us to learn how to help your teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures.

Presented by: Leslie Jones, Rachel Grimes, and Kristin Linscott

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

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Format: Webinar, original date September 12, 2019
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

The connected learning educational framework is an approach to creating learning experiences driven by teen interests and supported by their peer relationships. The ConnectedLib Toolkit is a free resource aimed at building library staff capacity to engage and promote connected learning and 21st century skills among today’s digital youth. The Toolkit was created by researchers at the University of Washington and University of Maryland in partnership with public libraries. This session will introduce the connected learning framework, orient you to the Toolkit’s content and features, and discuss how it can be customized for your community’s needs. Learn more about connected learning and how you can use the Toolkit to create programming that engages teens in learning that aligns with their goals.

Presented by: Dr. Katie Davis and Dr. Mega Subramaniam

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

webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date April 11, 2018
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

Learn how the Marion Public Library, with no dedicated programming space, cultivated an after school crowd through revised scheduling, drop-in programs, and new community connections.

Presenters: Madeline Jarvis, Rachel Pollari and Shanel Slater

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date September 26, 2017
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

As hubs of lifelong learning, public libraries are always seeking new strategies to cultivate 21st century skills in their community members. The deeper we move into this century, the more critical it becomes for people to hone skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking, global awareness and creativity. Your patrons can strengthen these skill sets while also having fun in a social setting — through playing tabletop games at the library. Learn about the wide array of games available and the specific skill sets each one promotes. Hear how public librarians are using games and get new ideas for programming and game-related projects that you can do at your library. Your younger patrons will be ahead of the 21st century game in no time.

Presented by: Lauren Hays and Kate McNair