Pennsylvania Library Association Southwest Chapter Spring Workshop - Friday, May 19, 2017
Call for Proposals
This information is for submission of a proposal for presenting a session at the spring workshop of the Southwest Chapter. The theme for the workshop is, "Teens and Tweens: What they need from us and we want from them." Tweens are considered to be between the age of 10-12 and teens are 13-19. Interacting with them has an impact on all types of librarians. For school librarians, these students span the world between children's and young adult resources as they learn how to access and process information. For public librarians, serving this group runs the gamut from collection development to programming. For academic librarians, how public and school librarians serve these groups determines how prepared for college work they are when they arrive as freshman. Presenters should consider how to meet the needs of this age group while presenting on best practices for bridging the transition from pre-adolescent - to teen - to adult.