Thursday, September 19 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Youth Taking the Lead: A Teen Services Sharing Session

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Developing programs and services for teens in the library can feel loaded with uncertainty and risk. In this session, we’ll discuss how to empower teens to take a leadership role in developing programs that meet their needs and interests: through feedback and data, through direct involvement in program planning, and through flexible program structures. Come together with your fellow teen librarians to get peer help with the challenges you face, and share your own successes and strategies in this facilitated discussion. Leave with some new professional connections, a new approach to teen services, and concrete ideas to take back to your library.


Tom Jorgenson

Tom is a Teen/Technology Librarian at the Wescott Library in Eagan, where his 50+ summer Volunteens are the highlight of his year. Tom works with them to find opportunities for learning and leadership in the library that connect to their own interests and skills. He leverages data... Read More →

Julia Carlis

As Branch Manager for the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings, Julia works with her team, the library system, and partner organizations to provide responsive and engaging services, programs, and experiences to everyone in the community. She believes that sharing with and learning from... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
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