A TAG Can Work for You, Too!
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
About the Event
One of the best ways to get teens involved andÂ engagedÂ in at the libraryâ€”and to encourage them to be lifelong readers andÂ library users and supportersâ€”is to have a library teen advisory group (TAG). But creating a successful TAG isnâ€™t as easy as just setting up a monthly meeting. It can be a challenge to figure out how to start, reactivate, or develop a TAG that fits your particular community's teens. Join Diane Tuccillo for a discussion on how to engage teens at your library. Tuccillo will offer tips on creating worthwhile projects and activities that will motivate teens to take part in a TAG. Tuccillo will also discuss how to engage teens to brainstorm solutions to problems that might arise in running a TAG.
Participants in this webinar will:
- Identify reasons TAGs are important
- Identify ways to generate support for TAGS from managers, supervisors, and administrators
- Explore various formats for organizing and running TAGs
- Examine TAG activities and program/project ideas that will give teens a voice, responsibility, and a true purpose in the library.
- Explore solutions for troubleshooting TAG problems that might arise
This webinar addresses YALSA Competencies:
- Area I: Leadership and Professionalism
- Area II: Knowledge of Client Group
- Area III: Communication, Marketing and Outreach
- Area VII: Services
Who Should Attend
Young adult librarians, school librarians, teachers, administrators, and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens and tweens.
Certificates of participation are available for webinar attendees who attend the entire 1 hour webinar.
Presented by: Diane Tuccillo
Diane Tuccillo is Teen Services Librarian at the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to presenting workshops on teen participation in libraries and contributing articles and book reviews to the professional literature for many years, she is the author of Library Teen Advisory Groups (Scarecrow, 2005) and Teen-Centered Library Service: Putting Youth Participation into Practice (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).
Cost: $29 for students, $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals, •$195 for group registrations. YALSA’s group rate provides an institution with 10 individual logins