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Library Training Institue Teen Programming and Services

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Meet at Hilton M. Briggs Library URL Link to SDSU page.

Daily Schedule: Course Outline

Sunday June 4

Instructor: Kathleen Slocum

Pretest will be given with additional resources and reference information discussed and handed out to the students to study throughout the week

Monday June 5th

Course: Secrets of the Teenage Brain The Competencies of the course

Instructor: Sheryl Feinstein


  • Participants will have an understanding of the changes occurring in the adolescent brain.
  • Participants will learn strategies for dealing with the challenging behavior of adolescents.
  • Participants will learn strategies to encourage academic achievement related to literacy in adolescent students.

Outcome information:

  • Participants will be able to apply knowledge of the teenage brain to their practice in the field as librarians.
  • Participants will be able to problem solve strategies when working with adolescents to assist in impulse control and other emotional behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to analyze and synthesize strategies to increase literacy of adolescents.

Tuesday June 06

Banned & Challenged Books

Instructor: Jasmine Rockwell


  • Students will learn about the history of banned & challenged YA materials
  • Students will learn what are the necessary elements of a materials review policy particularly for YA materials
  • Students will explore ways to actively involve teens in Banned Books Week

Outcome information:

  • Students will understand what YA materials are frequently banned & challenged
  • Students will have a new or updated materials reconsideration policy
  • Students will design one YA program to implement for Banned Books Week

Skype with Young Adult Author Zoraida Cordova (Morning)

LABYRINTH LOST A discussion format will take place

Partnerships: The School Library + The Public Library

Instructor: Alissa Adams; School Library Technology Coordinator, SD State Library


  • Learn how to make connections with the school library in your community. Be better prepared to work with your school district’s school librarian and teachers.
  • Explore ways to assist students and parents in your community when it comes to preparing students to be college and career ready.

Outcome information:

  • Public librarians will have some knowledge of the transformational shift happening in secondary education today in terms of personalized learning.
  • Public librarians will leave with a basic knowledge of research and inquiry skills for secondary school students.
  • Public librarians will explore ways to work collaboratively and pro-actively with the school librarian and school district.

Wednesday June 7th

Designing Spaces & Collections for teens w/a hands-on time

Instructor: Jasmine Rockwell


  • Students will learn about trends in teen library spaces
  • Students will learn about trends in teen literature
  • Students will learn about popular teen library programs

Outcome information:

  • Students will have a plan to create or enhance a teen space at their library
  • Students will create an ideal “To-Be-Purchased” list of teen materials to enhance their teen collection
  • Students will design one book-related teen program to implement at their library

RCPL CHAOS, Stephen T: makerspaces RCPL

Instructor: Stephen Tofoya


  • Participants will learn the importance of the maker movement and the defining stages to becoming a ‘maker’.
  • Participants will explore the possibilities of the different types of makerspaces/programs/partnerships that can be created, and how to evaluate which type is right for their community.
  • Participants will get to experience a variety of hands-on activities to spark inspiration in developing their own maker activities.

Outcome information:

  • Participants will be able to define the what & why of makerspaces, and will be able to create a proposal for a makerspace project to their community and financial backers.
  • Participants will be able to formulate and develop a maker program on any budget and in any space.
  • Participants will be able to form partnerships with community partners to enrich the makerspace experience, both in their space and within their community.
  • Participants will be able to locate and engage with the maker community at large to brainstorm ideas, find solutions to problems, and share their knowledge and inspiration with other leaders in the maker community.

Thursday June 08

Solid Finances/Northwest Financial Teen programming

Instructor: Solid Finances/ Kathleen Slocum


  • Raise awareness of Solid Finances Resources
  • Raise awareness of Extension Service and FINRA Foundation Resources
  • Increase capacity of librarians to provide financial education resources

Outcome information:

  • Increase librarian’s knowledge of personal finance resources
  • Increase use of reputable financial education resources at libraries in SD
  • Increase amount of financial education programs in libraries in SD

Thursday June 08

Promoting CTE & Non-traditional career paths in public libraries

Instructor: Jasmine Rockwell


  • Students will learn about library programs highlighting opportunities outside the four-year college track.
  • Students will learn about trends in trade school & vocational programs.

Outcome information:

  • Students will design one program on non-traditional career tracks for the teens in their community.
  • Students will design a display for their library showcasing non-traditional career paths highlighting those most popular in their area.

Friday June 09

Take final examination and graduation ceremony

Instructor: Kathleen Slocum

If you have any questions contact Kathleen Slocum at the South Dakota State Library. You can email her (Email Link ) or 605-773-8438 or 1-800-423-6665.

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The Library Training Institute is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The character of "Madam Bookworm" was created by artist Michael McGourty for the South Dakota State Library. Please respect our arrangement and do not reuse or alter the artwork for your own needs.

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