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Mashed Media: A preliminary report on public libraries, youth and 21 st century literacy . Foundation. Institute of Museum and Library Services Nation of Leaders Demonstration Grant November 2008 – June 2010 NLG-07-08-0113. Rethinking Programs.

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Foundation
Foundation youth and 21

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Nation of Leaders Demonstration Grant

November 2008 – June 2010

NLG-07-08-0113


Rethinking programs
Rethinking Programs youth and 21

  • Do our programs respond to emerging needs of youth and education in 21st Century society?

  • How do we support staff in developing new skills?

  • Do our library policies and plans support new programs?

  • Do our administrative practices support new programs, especially those that involve technology?


What does a library need to offer technology based programs for youth
What does a library need to offer technology-based programs for youth?

  • Technology

    • equipment and software

  • Administrative Support

    • Policies and Procedures

  • Staff

    • Skills, Training, Time


Free library of philadelphia
Free Library for youth? of Philadelphia

  • Organizational structure: supports and obstacles

  • Staffing, implementation, and institutionalization models

  • Teens: positive youth development and new technologies


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Free Library for youth? of Philadelphia

  • Organic evolution of Media MashUp – how it grew

  • Future plans for Media MashUp at the Free Library


Charlotte mecklenburg library
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for youth?

  • ImaginOn instituted Scratch workshops during the summer of 2009 as ‘block’ programs.

  • ‘Block’ programming is what we called our concept of guaranteeing an experience for visitors no matter what time of the day they came in.

  • Scratch lent itself well to the block model of having youth experiment with small parts of creating something and seeing results right away.


Charlotte mecklenburg library1
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for youth?

  • Hands on training sessions held to bring all staff up to speed on using the software.

  • Programs were held in either the computer lab (15 PCs) or with a laptop on a roving cart so that programs could be held where ever patrons were in the building.


Wilmette library
Wilmette Library for youth?

  • Strong administrative support for digital media design programs

  • Investment of time in learning the tools

  • Wonderful teen volunteers – help staff and kids


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Wilmette Library for youth?

  • Built on existing base of interested

    kids

  • Restructure programs and marketing channels

  • Formal and informal workshops

  • Digital Literary Magazine


Seattle public library
Seattle Public Library for youth?

  • Recognizing the value of digital media/ 21st century skills programming

  • Spread knowledge, skills and tools across the system


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Seattle Public Library for youth?

  • Organizational structure for IT and Public Service conversations

  • Build approach to teen services that’s grounded in 21st century skills


Memphis public library
Memphis Public Library for youth?

  • Monthly labs and workshops

  • Donated laptops, off the network

  • Summer Technology Camp for youth


Hennepin county library
Hennepin County Library for youth?

  • Work with youth as mentors and teachers

  • Scratch on all library workstations

  • Scratch workshops as part of regular rotation of technology-related programming


Project information
Project Information for youth?

Media MashUp

check out the project’s newsletters, presentations and reports

[email protected]

Download the software and learn more about the Scratch community



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