Christine, the Young Adult librarian that I interviewed, was very knowledgeable and gave great insight into the different issues and trends in teen librarianship. Many of these topics were the same ones that we have discussed in class. From my conversation with Christine and what we’ve already studied, here are the main points that I … Continue reading Interview With A Teen Librarian Summary
In the reading "Tribialism versus Citizenship: Are Youth Increasingly Unwelcome in Libraries?" author Mike Males examines the different implications of separating teens from adults in the library, and the reasons why we do it in the first place. Males feels that youth spaces can be looked at as age segregation born out of ephebiphobia, or … Continue reading Are We Segregating Teens with YA Spaces?
Question 3: "You Try to Relate to Teens in a 'Cool Way,' Often Using Teen Lingo. You Sense It Is Tragic. You Might Be Right" by Deborah Takahashi (p 103) I personally cringe whenever I see adults who try too hard to be "cool" around teenagers. It always seems to come off as awkward and … Continue reading Being Yourself with Teens
You are only comfortable working with teens who are similar to you By Violeta Gerza Do you find it difficult to work with teens that aren't like you (in terms of size, color, ethnicity, language preference, or lifestyle choices)? (Velasquez, 2015, p.97) I think that it is human nature to be drawn to people who … Continue reading Blog Post 1