Category: 2013 Presentations

Unprogramming for Teens: Offering Engaging, Teen-Centered Programs

On October 22, 2013, I shared the concept of unprogramming for teens at the Chicago Public Library Teen Volume Conference. The breakout session, which I presented twice, focused on strategies for offering high-impact programs without requiring excessive planning time or impractical supplies costs. My slides are available below.


The Community Joins In: Library Maker Spaces

As part of Library Journal and School Library Journal‘s The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries, an online conference event on October 16, 2013, I participated in a panel about maker spaces in the library. Justin Hoenke of Chattanooga Public Library, Michelle Cooper of Henderson High School, and I talked about our maker philosophies and programs for The Community Joins In: Library Maker Spaces. Justin uploaded our slide deck, which is below:

Informal Library Youth Programs

Jennifer Hopwood, who is Training Coordinator for the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, and I co-presented for the virtual Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference. Our session, titled “Informal Library Youth Programs,” explored partnership opportunities between educational institutions and public libraries interested in STEM; STEM programs for kids that are currently happening in libraries; and ideas for building a portfolio of STEM resources. The entire archived session can be found here, and our slides are below.