Thinking Outside the Book to Meet Your Teen Patrons' Needs

Libraries provide a crucial service in meeting the educational, recreational, and developmental needs of their teen patrons, with collections that are more rich and diverse than just the books in it. Join Amy Pattee as she discusses ways in which you can highlight the overlooked resources in your collection and match them with your teen patrons’ interests. You’ll also learn about unexpected items that you can add to your collection in order to create broader appeal and “think outside the book”.

Takeaways

  • Highlight the overlooked resources in your collection and match them with your teen patrons’ interests
  • Discover unexpected items that you can add to your collection in order to create broader appeal and “think outside the book”

Who Should Attend

  • Public Librarians
  • School Librarians
  • Individuals who work with teens in the library

Presenter

Amy Pattee

Registration

Cost

YALSA members: Free through YALSA e-Learning Library (YeLL)

Non-Members: $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

How to Register

Registration is available using our registration form

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

Tech Requirements

System 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

For registration and content questions, please contact Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA Program Officer, Continuing Education at nmunguia@ala.org or 312-280-5293.