Secrets of Successful Teen Programming (Feb, 2 - March 1, 2010)
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
About the Event
Do you want to explore new ideas for teen programs at your library? Develop technology-based programs, such as online author chats, as well as more traditional book-related programs? Move your existing programs from good to great? In this course, expert programmer Beth Gallaway will show you how successful teen programming starts with teen involvement. Teen participation in the process generates new ideas and builds ownership for your library's programming efforts. Whether you are new or not-so-new to teen programming, this course will help you: • Develop programs using a five-step approach • Create programs that build the "developmental assets" that teens need to mature and thrive. • Involve teens themselves in program planning and delivery • Create programs on a shoestring budget for maximum impact. • Embrace the idea of all teen programs as "beta tests" for future improvement. Additionally, you will be able to use outcome-based evaluation that truly measures the impact of a program – not just how many attended or whether the teens liked it. In short, you'll learn all the secrets of successful teen programming!
Presented by: Beth Gallaway
Beth Gallaway, named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2006, is an adjunct lecturer for Simmons College and teaches online classes for YALSA. She is the founder of the LibGaming email discussion group and the author of Get Your Game On: Video Games and Libraries (Neal Schuman, 2007). As an independent library consultant, Beth now instructs librarians in how to run teen programs of all types, including gaming and game design, creative writing and Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week events.
Cost: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople partners, $150 for all others.
To view a complete description of Secrets of Successful Teen Programming and to register, go to http://infopeople.org/workshop/442