teens

QSLiN Hangout at Riverdale High School: Transforming to a Library Learning Commons

When a school library has a set up that can be described as a rabbit warren with shelves obstructing the view, it's time to make a change.  Susan Strano, documentation technician, went to work on making that change with the help of Suzanne Nesbitt, library consultant, at the Lester B. [...]

Increasing Use of a Library With a Learning Centre Model

Many libraries are in the process of creating makerspaces as a way to support innovative teaching and learning. Yet, Big Walnut School in Sunbury, Ohio took a different approach as they already had a makerspace in another area of the school. They adopted a learning centre model. You can listen to [...]

Board Games in the Library – Teen Services Underground

One of our high school librarians recently told me that she loved offering game boards to the teens in her library because they created an opportunity for one-to-one interaction, thanks to the technological disconnect. So, as we look at varying the services and activities offered in high school libraries, there [...]

Teaching Searching Skills: Don’t Search PERSIA

The edWeb webinar, Rethinking the Research Paper, was presented by Michelle Luhtala, a regular edWeb presenter who is also the Head Librarian at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut and the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award, the 2010 National School Library Program of the [...]

An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books

As we get ready to celebrate Freedom to Read Week (February 21 to 27), I thought this post about the importance and impact of books on kids was right on point. “Difficult” books are a safe way for many teens to live through trying experiences and gain some perspective. This [...]