Be the Connection: Libraries, Teens, and Connected Learning
Connected Learning happens when a peer or adult can connect a teen's interests and skills to real world opportunities. Libraries can easily nurture these interests through programming, and are well-positioned to connect teens to future career possibilities through community relationships. In fact, most libraries are already doing this--they just don't realize it! Join us as we discuss what connected learning is, review some best practices for working with teens, and explore how you can utilize connected learning with intention at your library.
Transforming Teen Services with Connected Learning was developed by YALSA and is aimed at improving competencies for library staff serving teens and are part of the YALSA/COSLA IMLS funded Transforming Teen Services: A Train the Trainer Approach (T3) project.