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ERIC Number: EJ786388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
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Tuccillo, Diane
School Library Journal, v53 n3 p46-48 Mar 2007
Getting kids excited about the library isn't as difficult as media librarians think. All it takes is giving them some control. They'll be surprised at how quickly their attitudes change once they let them play a role in everything from programming and technology to book selection and design. It may take some getting used to, but listening to what they have to say is probably the smartest thing librarians can do. Once teens are hooked on the library's benefits, librarians have lifelong users who'll pass that love on to their kids. One foolproof way to get a library buzzing with teens is with technology--and the more of it, the better. Of course, more traditional programming can also be enticing. Indeed, when school and public libraries join forces, the collaboration can lead to wonderful results. Also, school libraries that encourage young adults to play active roles in running, supporting, and promoting library-related events quickly gain the support of higher-ups. This article offers some surefire ways to make sure that a library is teeming with teens: (1) Offer good leadership; (2) Actively recruit teens; (3) Plan meetings and training sessions carefully; (4) Include fun activities; (5) Make your meeting times and days consistent; (6) Offer perks and benefits; (7) Keep communication open; and (8) Encourage challenging opportunities.
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Language: English
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