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Mashed media a preliminary report on public libraries youth and 21 st century literacy

Mashed Media: A preliminary report on public libraries, youth and 21st century literacy


Foundation

Foundation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Nation of Leaders Demonstration Grant

November 2008 – June 2010

NLG-07-08-0113


Rethinking programs

Rethinking Programs

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Strong administrative support for digital media design programs

  • Investment of time in learning the tools

  • Wonderful teen volunteers – help staff and kids


Wilmette library1

Wilmette Library

  • 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

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

  • Spread knowledge, skills and tools across the system


Seattle public library1

Seattle Public Library

  • 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

  • Monthly labs and workshops

  • Donated laptops, off the network

  • Summer Technology Camp for youth


Hennepin county library

Hennepin County Library

  • 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

Media MashUp

check out the project’s newsletters, presentations and reports

[email protected]

Download the software and learn more about the Scratch community


Mashed media a preliminary report on public libraries youth and 21st century literacy

Thank YouJennifer Nelson [email protected] Czarnecki [email protected] Packman [email protected] Piehl [email protected] Sternin [email protected]


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