The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) sponsored the campaign Kids! @ Your Library to provide tools for librarians working with children in grades 5-8.
Navigating the Divide Between Teens and Tweens was a workshop previously offered by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
“The role of the young adult services librarian and the school librarian is constantly changing and evolving. Increasingly, young adult and school librarians are being called upon to serve both teens and tweens. How can librarians navigate the divide between these age groups and meet their differing needs? Through this course, participants will learn how to evaluate their library’s population to determine who is using the library’s services and what they need. Participants will discover best practices in serving teens and tweens from school and public libraries in collections, space, programming, and marketing. By the end of this course participants will be able to complete an environmental scan, be familiar with local, state, and national standards for library services to tween and teens, and identify ways in which their library can improve its communication with and services to tweens and teens.”
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AIMing at Tweens was a workshop previously offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
“Tweens are often the ones who slip between the cracks: not children and not quite young adults. This YALSA online course will focus on the developmental needs and interests of tweens and how we can best meet those needs and interests in terms of books, activities, and programming. Participants will describe the developmental needs of the tween including physical, intellectual, moral, and social aspects; discuss how librarians can meets the developmental needs of tweens; identify books and related materials that are developmentally appropriate for tweens; develop resources for use with tweens; and share ideas for working effectively with tweens. Young adult librarians, school librarians, administrators and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with tweens will find this course helpful.”
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This Prezi illustrates a path to creating a tween space at your public library.
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