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 May:
Public Libraries Online has a great article on gender diverse youth by Kathleen Hughes: Knowledge Is Power: Serving Gender Diverse Youth in the Library.
Over at School Library Journal, check out some how-to articles: How to Teach Internet Research Skills by Wendy Stephens and How To Use Snapchat for Readers’ Advisory by Alanna Graves.
Naomi Bates at YA Books and More shares some tips to Make Your Library Sizzle, Not Fizzle.
At the YALSAblog, Allison Renner writes about Career Prep for Teens with Disabilities.
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. at User Generated Education advocates using strength-based thinking when approaching teaching in Approaching Marginalized Populations from an Asset Rather Than a Deficit Model of Education.
Get some ideas for your library space with Library Makeover: What We Gained by Letting Go by Bridgette DaSilva Mackin: Transform Your School Library and Take a Virtual Tour of The Mix, San Francisco Public Library’s Ultimate Teen Space by Liz Bowie at Ideas & Inspiration from Demco.
We’ve got a bounty of STEM and Maker resources this month:
There are lots of higher-level professional development skills articles this month:
Some program ideas to get you started:
What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!