Thursday, April 25, 2013

May: Teens, Libraries & Social Media (Online Discussion)

YALSA and Connected Learning TV will kick-off a month-long series of conversations around teens and the future of school & public libraries beginning May 2, 2013.

YALSA President H. Jack Martin and Crystle Martin, Postdoctoral Researcher for the Connected Learning Research Network, will be the moderators for these free virtual chats, which will look at the roles social media and teens play in the future of public and school libraries. Crystle and Jack will facilitate discussions with Renee Hobbs, Chris Shoemaker, Wendy Stephens, Joyce Valenza and many more about the challenges surrounding leveraging social media in library programs. YALSA members are invited to participate and to share what has or has not been working in their own libraries. Participants will explore best practices from across the globe to implement in their library.  

Participants can watch in real time, connect via Chat with others, and ask questions on Livestream, watch live on the Connected Learning Google+ Page, and contribute to the #futureoflibraries conversation on Twitter. Be sure to check the YALSAblog the month of May, where discussions will continue there as well.

Each virtual chat will begin at 1pm, eastern, and you can find out more on each individual series by clicking on the titles below.  Be sure to check back to the site for updates on additional speakers for each webinar. 
After the last session, and YALSA will put together a free summary report with tools and resources for librarians and library workers to use in their library. 

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