Resources: Links of the Month – September 2015

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 September:

At the Public Libraries Online blog, Theresa Horn talks about Serving Your LGBT Teen Patrons.

Want to level up your RA skills? Becky at RA for All has some concrete tips in How I Remember So Many Books.

Library comic cons can be fun community events. Sean McGrath at Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries shares his tips for running a successful con: We LCC’d, (Library Comic Con’d) and You Can, Too!.

For more geeky fun, Valerie from Skipping through the Stacks… runs a fun, hands-on Cosplay Club at her library.

Lisa at Libraryland explains how she turned her library into a magical wizarding world: Diagon Alley and Harry Potter Day.

For some impressive collection data-crunching, check out Tiff’s post about Collection Development at Mighty Little Librarian.

Gwyneth at The Daring Librarian shares some motivation for school librarians especially in Be a Daring Defender Part 1 and Part 2, complete with awesome LEGO and Star Wars inspired images.

Speaking of LEGO, why not host a Lego Tournament as shared by the Young Adult Department at the Hays Public Library on Young Adult Activities. They also hosted a fun event called Pudding Pictionary!

Ariel at Hushlander tried this awesome sounding Metal Stamping program with her teens and shares her tips.

Library as Incubator Project interviews librarians from Buffalo & Erie County Public Library about the new Launch Pad Makerspace at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

At the YALSAblog, Casey McCoy writes about how to Turn Community Outreach into Teen Programs.

Did we miss any must-read pieces? Let us know in the comments!


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