[OYAN] Learn about serving teens in small/rural libraries

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Aug 14 11:12:42 PDT 2015

Want to do more for and with the teens in your small and/or rural community?  Then check out this free, on-demand webinar brought to you by ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association.

Watch and listen to the free webinar whenever you want: http://connectpro87048468.adobeconnect.com/p22htrgtb28/
Read the slides presented in the webinar (no audio!) http://connectpro87048468.adobeconnect.com/p7cug5klb1v/

The book mentioned at the beginning of the webinar, is available for you to check out from the State Library via interlibrary loan. It's specifically written for people who didn't expect to work with teens and/or work at libraries where you're balancing teen services with providing services to everyone of all ages.


Fink, Megan P. (2015). Teen Services 101: A practical Guide for Busy Library Staff. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. 978-0-8389-8803-9.

Need to amp up teen services, but you're short on time or not sure where to start? Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff provides useful information that will help staff put together a basic teen services program with minimal time and hassle. The author, Megan Fink, along with contributions from Maria Kramer, provides practical tips and instructions on how to build core teen services into the overall library program. Whether you're a new teen services librarian, or staff in a one person library, this how-to guide on teen services can help you effectively serve teen patrons.

Let's face it, teens are sometimes overlooked by libraries when it comes to services and programs.  However, there are over 42 million teens in the US, which makes them a sizeable and important demographic to serve.  Many of today's teens are struggling.  More are living in poverty than before and nearly 7,000 teens drop out of high school per day. By setting aside some time to increase your library's focus on teens, you will be providing a vital service and positioning your library as an indispensable part of the community.  The resources and information in this book can help you achieve that.

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Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
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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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