Bridging the Gap beTween Children’s and YA Services

A session at MLA/DLA Annual Conference 2013

  • Caroline Barlow
  • Rachel Wright

Thursday 9th May, 2013

9:00am to 10:15am (EST)

Tweens in your library—do you know what they want? There are currently 20 million tweens in the U.S., a unique demographic with a range of social needs and desires. They’re in your library RIGHT NOW, and this frequently underserved population can benefit from all the services your library has to offer. Join Rachel Wright and Caroline Barlow as they teach you how to navigate this particular world. You’ll identify who, exactly, this group of underserved library users is and how to respond to their needs. You will listen to, share, and generate ideas for collection development, programming, and outreach designed to bridge the gap for this distinctive group of patrons. In the end, you’ll leave with the tools you need to develop practical services for this growing population.

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Caroline Barlow

Young Adult Librarian, Cecil County

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Rachel Wright

Children’s Services Supervisor, Cecil County

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Time 9:00am10:15am EST

Date Thu 9th May 2013


Crystal Ballroom Hall 2A, Clarion Resort Hotel

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