June 2018 Roundup

Discussion Highlights: 
Megan Anderson and Erica Redden added to a thread about the duties of teen volunteers.

Tricia George and Desiree Wolcott-Cushman responded to Brian Kopetsky's question about how to encourage teens to move to the next level with HOMAGO, a question that comes up in many of our spaces. Tricia encouraged meeting youth where they are: "The important part here is that you have teens in the space which means they're already getting something out of it even if you can't see it yet. Progress takes time and a bunch of teens' time is already spoken for and controlled by other folks - the library is a different kind of place. Embrace it! Love it! Leverage the momentum you've already built by accommodating what they want." This is a good thread to share with co-workers who have concerns about how teens are spending their time in your space!

Julie Koslowsky asked about techniques for getting teens to thoughtfully critique each others' work. Add to the discussion with strategies you've used! 

Christina Cantrill shared a grant opportunity to start a coding club at small and rural librariesdeadline July 16. 
Korie Twiggs shared an article about the Science Museum of Minnesota's project "Race Forward," a project examining equity-oriented institutional change. Is your institution engaged in similar work? Tell us about it!