Talking Social Media: Bringing Adults and Teens Together

Curb Service

Advocacy.  Advocacy.  Advocacy.  I feel like that is the theme of this year for me.  I never understood the importance of advocacy in the library until I began working with the age group that most libraries can’t seem to attract or channel their energy successfully.  My latest advocacy project is making technology and social media accessible to my teenagers.  Our library currently blocks all social media sites for anyone under the age of 18.  And as in a lot of cases, social media is an insanely broad category.  This makes it difficult for teens to build information literacy skills in a safe learning environment like the library.  Our board has graciously invited my teen advisory board to meet with them in September to discuss why they would like access to social networks and how my teens think this will impact them and their programming.  I am excited by the opportunity…

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