April 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Science Award Opportunity; #BlackSTEMLikeMe | News Bites

Our round-up of news briefs includes award-worthy librarians, a teen who made the most of her love of books, and new opportunities for STEM exploration.

To Support Teen Parents, Libraries Build Trust and Unique Programs

Public libraries reach out to teenage parents and their children by offering specialized services ranging from tips on reading with babies to free car seats.

New Teen Spaces from Coast to Coast

Teens are taking center stage—literally—at new library teen spaces throughout the country. From Boston to San Francisco, these notable projects have a few things in common—teen involvement, multipurpose spaces, areas for hands-on creation, and enthusiastic repeat visitors.

In Teen Programming, Value the Process Over the Product

How to best serve teenagers? Step out of their way, let them plan, and avoid these mistakes.

Teen Charm Offensive: Fostering Positive Attitudes About YA Programming

How to develop the essential “soft skills” to communicate with colleagues who may be less than enthusiastic about teens and young adult programming.

ISTE Winners To Be Honored in Atlanta; Ezra Keats Foundation Awards $820K; Qlovi Adds HarperCollins Titles | News Bites

A round up of industry news, including free events, tech upgrades, grants, competitions, and prizes.