Teen Programming Development--Making It About the Teens from Start to Finish

It seems to be a common lament among teen services library workers: you work hard developing programs that the teens tell you that they want, but your attendance is still low! Where’s the disconnect? Jennifer Velasquez discusses how library workers can and should involve teens in the program planning process from start to finish, while re-imagining a new type of role for themselves that focuses more on strategy, program consistency, and building metrics into programs.

Takeaways

  • Strategies for involving teens in the program planning and implementation process
  • Tips for re-imagining the teen services library worker's role in the planning process
  • Learning how to advocate for increased teen responsibility by linking it to your library's overall mission

Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • Public library workers
  • School library workers

Presenter

Jennifer Velasquez

Registration

Cost

YALSA members: Free

Non-Members: Available for purchase on-demand, beginning December 19.
                        $19 for individual webinar purchase

                         $49 for a set of any three on-demand webinars

                         $99 for a group registration (ten logins) for this one webinar

Check, money order, purchase order or credit card must accompany registration to reserve space in this course. Fax registrations are accepted for credit card and purchase orders only

How to Register

YALSA members: Log into the YALSA e-Learning Library (YeLL) and access it for free!

Non-Members may register for this on-demand webinar using the registration link which will be provided in this space beginning December 19.

Tech Requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise; or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32-bit edition, or 64-bit edition with 32-bit browser)
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7; 2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.x or 3.x (first choice); Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8; or Google Chrome (last choice, as it occasionally interferes with speaker microphones)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later

Mac

  • 500MHz PowerPC® G3 or faster or 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4–10.6 (Intel); Mac OS X v10.4 (PowerPC)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.x or 3x; Safari 2.x; or Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1

    Mobile

  • Apple devices: iOS 3 or 4, created for Apple iPhone; compatible with Apple iPad and iPod Touch (3G or 4G connection recommended)
  • Android™ devices: Android 2.2; Adobe AIR® for Android; compatible with HTC Nexus One and Motorola Droid (3G or 4G connection recommended)

Plug-Ins

Adobe Connect runs off a Flash platform.  Meeting participants need to set their computer settings to allow plug-ins.

Audio

Audio for Connect meetings is provided using VOIP. Meeting participants need to have a computer headset with microphone.  Microphones and speakers that are built into computers are usable, but if they are used then other webinar participants in Connect will actually be able to hear people speaking through the computer's speakers as well as through the microphone of the person speaking, which creates an echo or makes the sound quality fuzzy. Here are some better options to explore:

  • YALSA staff use this for webinars:  http://tinyurl.com/34vueqz
  • If you have a head set you use with your phone, this may work, but you’ll want to test it out prior to any official webinar to be sure.

Test Your Connection

Conduct a test to ensure your computer is set up with the appropriate tools to participate in YALSA’s webinar. To do this, click on the Test Meeting Connection URL located here:http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
If you have never participated in a webinar before, you can watch an overview of a webinar.

Contact

Contact Nicole Gibby-Munguia, YALSA's Program Officer, Continuing Education, at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.