Beyond Duct-Tape Wallets!

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While I don’t often post about my other programming and librarianing other than storytime here, I did want to take the time to highlight the AMAZING time that I had presenting at PLA this past week. I am so very lucky to count Angie, Drea, and Kelly as wonderful collaborators and great friends and I really think we nailed our presentation.

Here’s the official presentation description:

Beyond Duct Tape Wallets: Dynamic, Effective, and Community-Centered Teen Programs – PROGRAM
Thursday, March 13, 2:00–3:15 PM

Seeking new life for programs in your teen department? Trying to jumpstart teen programs with small staff and little experience? Join this panel of four seasoned teen programming librarians to find out how you and your library can create and maintain successful, dynamic, and cheap teen programs for a wide range of users. It can be done and this session will help you launch your next generation of programming for teens today!

We had a great time talking about our successes (Lock-Ins, Passive Programming, Partnerships), our failures (Anime Club for me!), and our collaborations (yes, we all took/borrowed/adapted Kelly’s chocolate wars event).

I wanted to take a few moments to highlight some programming write-ups that I did on Drea’s blog, Book Blather.

I also talked about a lot of other programming — if you were at the presentation and want a write-up, Drea has again offered to generously host my teen program write-ups. As I’m doing with my old storytime files, I’m also cleaning out my old teen files now that I’m in my new job, so now is the time to ask!

Our 300+ crowd at PLA.

Our 300+ crowd at PLA.

Thank you to everyone who did come; you were a great, interactive, participatory audience and I can easily say that I had the most fun ever presenting in Indy!

I’ve creating a Storify of all the tweets that used our hashtag, you can read that here.

I’ll close with a picture of all of us right outside the room:

Me, Drea, Sign (haha, I'm so funny), Kelly, Angie

Me, Drea, Sign (haha, I’m so funny), Kelly, Angie

6 comments on “Beyond Duct-Tape Wallets!

  1. TheLibLiz
    March 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi Katie! I’ve been lurking and reaping the benefits of your experience so I was quite pleased to see you at PLA. Thank you for a great session.

    • Katie
      March 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

      You’re very, very welcome!

  2. Sara Bryce (@PLSanders)
    March 20, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    Thanks for writing up this program! Wish I could’ve been there.

    And I LOVE the picture of all of you. Except Sign. Why is she so stiff all the time?
    /sad trombone

    • Katie
      March 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

      You’re welcome!

      We are adorable. Poor Sign. She has such a hard life.

  3. Elissa
    March 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    I loved your presentation! We are working to try a couple of things you mentioned! I was wondering about the permission slips you used for the lock-in’s that was talked about my the panel? Would it be possible to get an example of this? We aren’t sure how to word them.

    • Katie
      March 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

      Elissa, I will forward your request to the rest of the panel since Drea and Angie have both done lock-ins. I only did an after-hours event that required a permission slip. Look out for the email reply!

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