Shut up and Read: What teens really think about Libraries Tyler Wilkey and Leondra Capers Colleton County Memorial Library Young Adult Interns . Summaries of Study Significance of Teen’s Perceptions of Libraries and Usage. Introduction. Results.
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Shut up and Read: What teens really think about Libraries Tyler Wilkey and Leondra Capers
Colleton County Memorial Library Young Adult Interns
Summaries of Study Significance of Teen’s Perceptions of Libraries and Usage
Most teens said they occasionally or never use the library to study.
The purpose of this poster is to determine teens’ perceptions and use of Colleton County Memorial Library. This study involved teen interns who designed the survey and conducted the study. In rural settings, libraries are the often the only place teens can go to hang out and for internet access.
Most of the teens say the occasionally read for fun.
Most teens said they asked the Library worker for help when needed, by answering often and very often.
This poster presents data on our teens’ perceptions and uses of our library and teen space. This research also provides insight into how teens perceive library workers and examines the writings on the role of libraries in the daily information seeking behavior of teens in a rural setting. The teens conducted took part in designing survey questions and administering the survey to other teens.
22 participants 13 male, 9 female
Most of the teens say the occasionally read for fun. Most teens said they asked the Library worker for help when needed. Consistent with the literature, teens are decreasing their use of the library as a study center. This is due to teen departments’ focus on programming, and spaces that have been designed as an interactive commons, learning labs, or makerspaces. More teen Librarians are now embracing this idea of “connected learning” beyond the book.
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