Q:Maybe the younger kids could read to the teens? They could pick out books together, and have a sort of reading buddies thing. (I don't know if that's too storytime like, but thought I'd chime in.)
teens helping kids at the library?
Basically, my teen and tween advisory boards are looking to do something for younger kids at the library. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with programs like these? I was thinking…face-painting, maybe? I don’t want it to be anything like story time because I don’t want to step on the children’s librarian’s toes, but I’d love something that tied in with literacy.
I can’t even figure out good search terms to Google these sorts of things :(
Sign #324 you are are teen librarian.
Q:What advice would you give to a 15-year-old aspiring librarian high school student? I already volunteer at my public library, which I adore. Any tips for the rest of my high school years? I am in the 10th grade. I thank you immensely.
I have no idea how long this has been here, and why I didn’t see it. It’s summer reading, and I’m putting on 30 program in 30 days, so I’ll use that as my excuse. Sorry! And thanks for asking!
Read widely, even things you don’t like, as it’s all foundational to your knowledge base for collection development and reader’s advisory on down the road. You won’t know much about, say, manga, if all you’ve read is a single volume of Nightschool, but you’ll still be better placed than sticking to only your natural preferences.
Also, take opportunities to learn any and all tech that interests you. Someday, you’ll be the librarian applicant with web design experience, or familiarity with video editing software, and those sorts of things can really give you an edge.
Anyone else got any sage wisdomosity?
Get a job where I got my start in librarianing. (That Fish Is Fish felt storyboard? That’s my handiwork.) And get to lecture library school students. And other cool stuff.
You guys, I forgot to tell you
Tell me about the NELA conference?
What it’s like. If you’re going. What’s slated. Etc.
Ukulele made easy
And now USkulele!
Have I mentioned I’m going to look at ukuleles FOR WORK tomorrow? And that they’re going to circulate? And that we’re planning a ukulele workshop with this here lady?
lion-blood said: absolutely everyone I know who works in public libraries hates/is terrified of summer reading (I assume the programming done for kids?). is there some specific reason it is so horrible/stressful?
Oh I don’t hate summer reading, I love it! (Though I do sometimes fear…
I just calculated that I am organizing or running 32 programs before July 30. Dying.
Happy Friday! The pilot of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium is airing tonight at 6:30pm EST on Hulu. (via 'Delirium' pilot, based on popular book, coming to Hulu | Inside TV | EW.com)
I lost track of this project and somehow thought it had been derailed…