Links of the Month – February 2016

Links of the Month

Every month we’ll be rounding up some can’t miss online resources from the wide world of teen services and beyond. Here’s what we’ve been reading in February:

Read this fantastic, resource-filled piece by Erin M. Schadt at OCLC WebJunction about racial equity: Racial Equity in the Library, Part One: Where to Start? and Part Two: Diverse Collections, Programming, Resources

On a similar note, Lisa Nowlain presents an illustrated primer at the ALSC Blog: Hospitality + social justice (in comic form)

Whether you’re planning for Teen Tech Week or general technology programming, Elise Martinez at the YALSAblog shares some tips: Create it at Your Library: Preparing for Teen Tech Week 2016

At Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries read about Serving Your Tween Anime Population by Marissa Lieberman

Sara Kelley-Mudie writes about being a solo school librarian and Going It Alone over at Letters to a Young Librarian

Add some humor to information literacy instruction with Web Evaluation: Does This Website Smell Funny to You? by Amy Gillespie at AASL’s Knowledge Quest

At School Library Journal, Rebecca A. Hill shares Almost Home: How Public Libraries Serve Homeless Teenagers and Lauren Barack writes To Support Teen Parents, Libraries Build Trust and Unique Programs

We’ve got a trio of maker-related resources this month:

Ingrid at The Magpie Librarian thoughtfully shares her experience Booktalking George, by Alex Gino: It kind of takes a village

Get inspired to do some outreach with these two articles: Outreach Services for Teen Library Staff: What Some Staff Are Doing Outside the Walls of Libraries by Jessica Snow at the YALSAblog and Outreach – Let Your Library’s Geek Flag Fly! by Thomas Maluck at Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries

Read about real-life experience remodeling teen spaces in Sprucing Up My School Library for Less Than $600 by Katie Darty at School Library Journal

Peep at this plethora of programming posts:

What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!

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