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  1. An opportunity to increase your impact ARSL, Sept. 2014 The Future of Library Services for & with Teens Beth Yoke, @yalsa_director #act4teens www.stayclassy.org

  2. What We’ll Cover Today Overview of the “Future of Library Services for & with Teens: a Call to Action” report Implications for libraries Leveraging opportunities Discussion, Q&A

  3. The Issues Highlighted inthe Report Teens make up a significant portion of library users Library services and resources for teens are in jeopardy The demographics of teens has changed significantly Technology continues to have a large impact on communication, teaching and learning Teens are entering the workforce without critical skills

  4. What Teens Need from Libraries Bridge the digital and knowledge divides Leverage teens’ motivation to learn Provide workforce development training Serve as the connector between teens and other community agencies

  5. The Report’s Impact on Libraries Audience Collections Staffing Space Youth Participation Outreach Policy Professional Development Programming Denverpost.com

  6. Opportunities Galore for Libraries! Make a difference in teens' lives & for the community as a whole Get more mileage out of your existing resources Engage community members Attract partners Increase your visibility & value www.dreamstime.com

  7. Making a difference About 7,000 teens drop out of high school per day Approximately 40% of high school graduates lack the literacy skills employers seek The hours between 3 – 6 pm are the most dangerous time of day for youth 8 in 10 Americans want all children and teens to have some type of organized activity or safe place to go after school

  8. Leverage Existing Resources Inventory your library’s assets to identify what exists to support connected learning activities Staff and volunteers’ own expertise and interests Digital resources Items in the library collection How to & DIY materials, career exploration resources, etc. Partner resources and expertise caustincounseling.com

  9. Engage community members People are willing to give time to a worthy cause Parents Local business owners Teachers Retirees Volunteers & Friends Groups Your local VIPs Others? www.elmwood.k12.wi.us

  10. Attract Partners Workforce development, STEM and out-of-school are areas of focus with funders Local foundations Chamber of Commerce Youth serving groups Government agencies Not-for-profits Schools (K-12, vocational, college) Others? www.socialh.com

  11. Increase Visibility & Value Attract new audiences to the library Gain new advocates Become more visible beyond the library walls Create compelling stories that show how your library makes a difference in the community Enhance/expand the perception of what your library does Implementing connected learning activities can help you:

  12. Ideas, Comments, Questions Any ah-ha moments? Any comments or ideas to share? What would you like to know in more detail? What ideas did you learn today that you’ll apply in your job or bring back to your institution for further conversation? q99.info Thank you for participating! This presentation is on SlideShare: http://ow.ly/B4eg5

  13. Selected Resources The Future of Library Services for & with Teens: a Call to Action site, www.ala.org/yaforum Full report & summary 5 recorded webinars YALSA wiki http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa TRW webinar http://ow.ly/B4beO MAE Collection Development Grant http://ow.ly/B4blO http://ow.ly/q6xPA byoke@ala.org or @yalsa_director