The secrets to running a popular summer learning experience for teens at public libraries were shared at a special session at this year’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
High school students at Gateway Community School in San Mateo, CA, a school for those suspended or expelled from schools in their home districts, team up to help preschoolers in a local Head Start program.
Broward County (FL) Library is set to change the designation of a number of youth librarian positions, a potential cost-cutting measure intended to increase service hours to all patrons. Some are concerned about the impact on teen programming.
With music linked to academic progress, loaning the “hipster,” easy-to-learn instrument is becoming a trend. The programs are drawing teens in particular to libraries.
How to foster a culture of empathy and help youth who are facing mental health challenges, with advice on educating staff and helping teens access information. Includes recommended YA titles that address topics from addiction to self-harm.
This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Common Sense Media just released a major study that will be of interest to any educator interested in understanding how kids actually use technology. The results make fabulous fodder for faculty discussion. It may help guide decision making in addressing instruction and issues of equity. The large scale study, Media Use by Teens and Tweens […]
This Indiana Instructional Technology Specialist and a local high school history teacher teamed up to create a successful new approach to an old classroom project.
This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
A discussion of mental health and YA, #MHYALit, has launched on the Teen Librarian Toolbox blog. Contributors are wanted to pen guest posts and share resources.
There have been many recent articles written suggesting that sex in YA literature is the last taboo. I, however, would argue that just as it is in the real world, abortion remains the last taboo in YA literature. Which isn’t surprising when you consider it is the last taboo in almost all of main stream […]
At this year’s fifth annual TEDxTeen event—a global event where teens and ideas come together—over 250 teens from across the country and over 36 foreign countries came together for this year’s event in NYC.
With a society that’s growing increasingly diverse, librarians should proactively integrate cultural aspects of “diverse linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups” into programs and services.
This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Seventeen-year old Zarin Rahman suspected that the time she spent staring at screens was affecting her mood and school work. So the 12th grader at Brookings (SD) High School decided to conduct her own study.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has just launched an updated version of its free Teen Book Finder app—which debuted in June, 2012—to include all of the books the association honored in 2013. The first of its kind, Teen Book Finder gives teens, librarians, parents, and young adult literature aficionados access to YALSA’s recommended reading and award-winning titles from the past three years.
YALSA’s Teen Book Finder is one of my favorite apps. I recommend it to my high school students and I/we often take it to the shelves on our iPhones, iPods or iPads for inspiration connected to YALSA’s recommended titles. Good news. This week, YALSA launched an updated version of the free app that now includes titles […]
I’m chatting today with Edith Donnell, the Youth/Teen Librarian for the Chelsea District Library. For the last five years she has been one of the driving forces behind the all-ages Kids Read Comics event, which is held at the Ann Arbor District Library – 343 S 5th Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This year the […]