On Thursday, March 12, 2009, the State Teen Interest Group Meeting was held.
One of the first topics for discussion was "Blogs and Wikis." Several were recommended for teen librarians.
The YALSA Blog: http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/
It is chock full of information about teen services, books, programs, and advocacy. If you have not checked it out, definitely do so. It is a blog must read!
Howard County does a partnership with the schools linking their blogs and wikis.
Reading Rants is a website that does Reader's Advisory www.readingrants.org
The Ch-Ch-Changing Librarian Blog was also recommended
SLJ's Joyce Valenza "NeverendingSearch" blog http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334.html
Also, Liz Rafferty lead a discussion on Twitter and "tweeting." Feel free to check out her Twitter account and become a follower on the BCPL webpage http://www.bcpl.info/teens/
The group also had a lengthy discussion on what libraries are doing differently in the face of budget cuts. Is there something unique that your libraries are doing? Please share!
Lastly, we ended the meeting talking about the millenial generation and their research and research engine habits. We got talking about this after reviewing the article: "Dude-I'm Phaaaaaatttt!" Here's a link to the article http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/dude-im-phaaaaaat.html What do you think about this and the direction we're heading?
If anyone is able, these sessions are definitely worth checking out!