Thursday, September 2, 2010

Seeking Examples of Successful Teen Services Partnerships

From wispublib

Have your teen library services been enhanced because of a partnership you have formed with a community agency or business? Have you had a successful experience working with the press or policymakers or parents to spotlight the importance of libraries in the lives of teens?

Or have you formed an alliance with another department in your library that has improved teen services? Have you held a program that improved relationships between teens and your administrators and trustees?

The ALA Midwinter 2011 YALSA Institute is entitled "Teens and the Whole Library Experience." We are seeking real-life examples of programs, policies, and experiences that have enhanced teen library services through "inside" partnerships with library staff, administrators, boards, Friends, PTAs, etc., and through "outside" partnerships with local businesses, community agencies, the press, policymakers, parents, etc. We want examples from both public and school library settings.

If you have a story to tell, please contact me. We will be creating a multimedia presentation to share with Institute attendees, and we would like them to know about your success. We will make arrangements to document your story through a video or audio recording, or if you are going to be in San Diego, perhaps we can even have you relate your experience in person!

Thanks so much for your help!

Penny Johnson
Chair of the YALSA Midwinter 2011 Institute Task Force

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