In recognition of Teen Tech Week, the Afterschool Alliance will moderate a free webinar focused on how libraries—in partnership with youth-serving organizations—can be key allies in providing innovative and digitally-rich programming for teens.
With support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), thirty libraries and museums throughout the country are working to create new teen spaces that use both digital and traditional media to promote creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on connected learning opportunities. Marsha Semmel, director of the IMLS Office of Strategic Partnerships, and two Learning Lab grantees—Theresa Ramos from the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and Jill Bourne from the San Francisco Public Library—will discuss how these spaces are engaging teens in fresh and innovative ways.
Susan Malone, Executive Director of Wide Angle Youth Media in Baltimore, will discuss how she has leveraged a partnership with her local library to support shared goals. Tene Gray, Director of the Digital Youth Network, will also discuss the need for staff development and training that facilitates opportunities for youth to be creators, users, and teachers of digital media.
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