Youth-led Tech @ the Library

Would you like to engage teens in planning and implementing your library’s teen technology services? Not sure how to get started? Join our webinar on Friday, October 19th at 11 a.m. Pacific time to find out more.

CreateIT and IT Nation are two digital media and technology programs for teens in Pima County (AZ), where teens are deeply involved in planning, assessing, and making sure the program works for them. Library staff have solicited feedback from teens in many ways, from working with a system-wide Teen Advisory Board to holding youth focus groups.

On October 19th, join special guest Jennifer Nichols who will share Pima County Public Library’s efforts with teen-led technology. Jennifer is a Senior Librarian who helped cultivate several youth-led projects with the library since 2006, including a community-partner led Teen Advisory Board, and the LSTA grant-funded program CreateIT.

This webinar is the third in a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks. This webinar is based on Benchmark 7, which includes the attribute, “The library gathers feedback from the community about its public technology needs.”

Jennifer is a Senior Librarian at Pima County Public Library in Tucson, Arizona. She has helped cultivate several youth-led projects with the library since 2006, including a community-partner led Teen Advisory Board, and the LSTA grant-funded program CreateIT. She is passionate about creating opportunities for youth to participate in their own communities and enjoys introducing all of those unknowns into the rigid world of adults and government to see what great things can happen. Jennifer has presented on digital media programs for teens, 21st Century Skills, and Asset Based Community Development at ALA and the Arizona Library Association conferences.

Brenda has been a librarian for more than 15 years. She has delivered training and education for the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, Emporia State University, UIUC’s Certified Public Library Administrator program, and more. When she’s not thinking about libraries and learning, she’s spending time with her husband and two year old son at their home in Lawrence, Kansas.

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