Links of the Month – March 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 March:

Want to support young writers and illustrators in your community? Erinn Batykefer from the Library as Incubator Project writes about A Day in the Life of a Teen Writing Group.

We’ve got lots of links for school librarians this month:

Linda W. Braun writes about the importance of community knowledge in Want to Start a STEM Program? Assess Your Community Needs First at School Library Journal.

On a similar theme, Linda Jacobson examines how asset mapping transformed a library’s programs in Denver Teen Programs Revived, Thanks to Asset Mapping at School Library Journal.

Read about prepping teens for life after high school at AASL’s Knowledge Quest in Career Options: Meeting the Needs of the Other Half of Our Student Population by Joann Absi.

For some technology program inspiration, check out the posts on the YALSAblog featuring all of the 2016 Teen Tech Week Grant winners and how they used their grant money.

At User Generated Education, Dr. Jackie Gerstein talks about making sure your technology programs are meaningful: Framing and Frontloading Maker Activities.

The latest issue of The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults from YALSA is out with four in-depth articles about various teen services topics.

Whether you’re preparing to give a presentation to students or to your library colleagues, Molly Wetta offers 7 Tips for Making Presentation Slides That Don’t Suck at Wrapped Up In Books.

It’s a pack of programming posts this month:

What have you been reading this month? What library blogs are can’t miss? Let us know in the comments!

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