Cultivating connected learning : library programs for youth

by Barrett, Megan E.,

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If you want to boost your library's relevancy and support youth learning, consider incorporating connected learning at your library. This book helps you to realize the potential of this exciting and dynamic trend.

Learning doesn't just happen in the classroom: it happens everywhere. The connected learning model supports this principle, asserting that young people learn best when their experiences are interest-driven, peer-supported, and rooted in solid academics. Libraries are the perfect environment for this type of learning, providing a place where teens can connect with each other and with adult mentors to engage with learning material and thrive.

This book shows you how to cultivate connected learning in your library. You'll discover what the approach involves, its benefits, and what it can look like in various library settings. You'll also learn how to generate support for connecting learning within your library; reimagine your spaces and programs to better support connected learning; integrate technology into programs and services to make it accessible to youth; build partnerships with other libraries as well as other organizations; recruit volunteers; and raise community awareness to increase involvement.

Evidences the effectiveness of connected learning Shows how connected learning in libraries complements and extends classroom learning Explains how to incorporate connected learning into libraries of all sizes
Connected learning
Creating your plan
Finding your space
Developing your collection
Staffing and running the program
Planning the programs
Marketing and promoting the program
Assess and refine.

Additional Information
Series Libraries Unlimited professional guides for young adult librarians.
Subjects Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs.
Libraries and teenagers.
Libraries and education.
Technology and youth.
Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs -- United States -- Case studies.
Publisher Santa Barbara, California :2018
Contributors Ranallo, Rebecca J., author.
Feldman, Sari, 1953- writer of foreword.
Language English
Description x, 133 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781440855382
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