Connecting, Making, Hacking the New World of Tween and Teen Services

Please note: Online Registration is Now Closed for
the November 1st Issaquah Location

Registration Rates:
WLA Member $90
Non-Member $125
Student $70

Dates and Locations:

Vancouver, WA | October 25, 2013 | 10am-4pm

(please note: registration for this date closed at 5pm on October 23rd)  Vancouver Community Library 901 C St Vancouver, WA 98660

Issaquah, WA | November 1, 2013 |10am-4pm

(please note: registration for this date will close on October 30th)  KCLS Service Center 960 Newport Way Issaquah, WA 98027

Lunch will be provided at both workshops

OMG! Maker spaces, hacking, connected learning, social media, Twitter... There are so many new and different ways to connect with youth, and their families, in the community. It's hard to know what to use and why. In this facilitated interactive discussion you'll learn about libraries providing services to youth using the ideas of maker spaces, hacker spaces, and connected learning. You'll gain skills in figuring out which service are best for your community and your library.   And, you'll know how to get buy-in for these services from colleagues, administration, and community members. You'll leave the session thinking, OMG this is awesome!

This training provides library staff with a better ability to:
•    Integrate new trends, ideas, and technologies into youth services
•    Incorporate the connected learning philosophy, ideas, and techniques into services to youth
•    Understand how technology and social tools in youth services can help meet the mission and strategic plan of the   library

Presenter Information:

Linda W. Braun is an educational technology consultant for LEO: Librarians & Educators Online where she provides project management, training, and consulting services to educational institutions. She is a Professor of Practice for Simmons~College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a Past President of YALSA.

Linda is a columnist for VOYA and has written several books on technology for Neal~Schuman, ALA Editions, Libraries Unlimited, and Information Today. Her book, Risky Business: Taking and Managing Risks in Library Services for Teens (co-authored with Jack Martin and Connie Urquhart) was published by ALA Editions and YALSA in July 2010.  Her latest book, published in summer 2012 by YALSA and Neal~Schuman, is Being a Teen Library Services Advocate.

Links to Review Before the Workshop:

Connected Learning Report

Connected Learning Infographic

Philadelphia Free Library on the YOUmedia Network

Teens and the Future of Libraries series