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:
Marvel at the new Teen Central at the Boston Public Library. The Library as Incubator Project has photos and an interview about the space with Jessi Snow, Teen Services Team Leader for The Central Branch of the Boston Public Library.
Do you have teens who love comics? Explore the world of minicomics with Folding Your Own: A Minicomics Primer for Librarians at School Library Journal for resources and programming ideas.
If your teens are into Percy Jackson, why not throw a party? Valerie at Skipping Through the Stacks outlined all the fun activities she did at A Percy Jackson Party.
Cosplay, Comics and Geek Culture in Libraries has some tips on running an anime club in your library: Anime Club: Enthusiasm, Patience, and Public Performance Rights.
School Library Journal has some great articles this month on Maker Culture in libraries. Check out: Ready to Learn Coding? Here are resources. Plus: Teaching with Scratch and Latinitas and DIY Girls: Paving the Way for Latina Makers.
In the market for some new display ideas? Ingrid, the Magpie Librarian, posted about a recent book display featuring first lines of books, complete with downloadable images to use: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover…But What about the First Line?: A Teen Library Display. And Molly at Wrapped Up In Books wrote about Library Displays: Merchandising Tips, showing how she incorporated ideas from a Library Journal Lead the Change Workshop by David Vinjamuri.
For some productivity inspiration, Kelly Jensen at Stacked wrote a great primer on Getting Things Done with Bullet Journaling.
Don’t you love this headline? Teen Charm Offensive: Fostering Positive Attitudes About YA Programming at School Library Journal gives practical tips for advocating for teens with your library colleagues.
Taking on new roles and responsibilities can be a challenge! Maureen Hartman shares some advice on how to Level Up Your Leadership Skills: When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing at the YALSAblog.
What articles and blog posts have helped or inspired you this month?