Teen Spaces on a Dime

Large or small, bright and colorful or muted and calm, teen spaces are a critical part of the library. But for many libraries on a tight budget, creating a teen space can be a challenge. Join Katherine Trouren Trend for a practical discussion on how to work with the available resources in your library to create a dynamic and vibrant teen space.  Katherine will discuss how participants can work with their teens to build a flexible and creative physical space that incorporates the expectations of 21st century teens. Katherine will also discuss how to build engaging virtual spaces for teens. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn:

practical tips on how to create a teen space with available resources
practical tips on how to create an engaging virtual teen space
how to incorporate the expectations of 21st century teens into space design
best practices and practical advice in giving teens ownership of their space

Who Should Attend

Young adult librarians, school librarians, teachers, administrators, and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens and tweens.  Certificates of participation are available for webinar attendees who attend the entire 1 hour webinar.



Katherine Trouern-Trend is a Youth Services Librarian at the Hartford Public Library in Hartford, CT. She is a 2010 graduate of Simmons College, GSLIS. She is Vice-Chair of Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Roundtable, serves on ACRL’s Rare Books and Manuscripts, Diversity Committee and is an administrator for YALSA’s managing-yaservices listserv. Katherine is continually inspired by the youth who are a part of her life. She maintains a blog http://katherinettrend.wordpress.com/


How to Register

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Tech Requirements

This webinar will be presented using the Adobe Connect platform. Please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for this webinar will be streamed over computer speakers, and you will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.

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Eve Gaus at egaus@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5293