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 July:
Summer is definitely con season. Sarah and Valerie from Missouri hosted their first LibraryCon this summer and blogged all about it!
In a similar vein, Molly at Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries has tips for Throwing a Super-Hero Bash at Your Library.
So many programming ideas!
Strive to make your programming more inclusive! At the YALSAblog, Allison has ideas for Including Parents in Programming for Teens with Disabilities.
Also at the YALSAblog, Hailley wrote a day-by-day reflection on her library’s Teen Design Lab. Lots of ideas to learn from!
If you’re lamenting summer reading lists from teachers, Ingrid at the Magpie Librarian shares How teachers can create a Summer Reading list that won’t make librarians die or children cry: Unsolicited advice from a public librarian (and bonus: A+ gif usage).
A pep talk for shaking things up professionally from Maureen Hartman at the YALSAblog: Level Up Your Leadership Skills: Stop Doing Things.
And for a bit of heartwarming librarianship to end the month, this story from Alex, aka Lezbrarian: Tales from the Teen Space: Happiest Lezbrarian Ever .