Totally Wired Libraries

Hurray for young adult librarians! Many of them are doing the heavy lifting of teaching teens how to navigate the Web for research as well as how to use it ethically for everything else. I received this email yesterday from Alexandra, a reference/young adult librarian in Illinois sharing about what teens in her library have been up to:

“I’m reference / young adult librarian at the Homer Township Public Library in Homer Glen, IL. I read YPulse everyday and often recommend it to other librarians interested in teen services. I saw your Totally Wired Blog and am very excited about the Totally Wired Book!

We have a Teen Webbies group (whose name will be changing to Teen Techies soon) that works on our teen website. The group started as part of our Teen Summer Intern program. They loved working on the webpage and evaluating sites for our del.icio.us account so much that we decided to make them a permanent group at our library. This summer we also started our teen reviews blog. We also participate in an online book discussion with 5 other libraries in various US locations. I’m excited for the release of your book and hope that it will provide me with info that I can pass on to our group!”

Keep these emails and examples of the great work you are all doing coming…

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