Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
Teen Programming: A Mover & Shaker's Recipe for Impact and Success
Courtney Saldana is the Assistant Director of the Ontario City Library. She spent the first eight years of her career working for and with teens. In 2016, Courtney was recognized as a "Change Agent" as a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker [lj.libraryjournal.com]. This webinar will provide a a sampling of her outstanding work with teens, and inspire our libraries and staff to serve teens in our communities. Learn about her teen programming basics along with practical and actionable steps for doing a teen needs assessment, creating a teen space and hosting a teen book fest. Courtney will also introduce us to Skills for Teen Parenting (STeP), a program connecting teens with what they need to succeed as adults and parents: how to interview successfully, dress professionally, deal with conflict and time management, care for their child, postpone or prevent a second pregnancy, and more. Expanding from local success to state-wide implementation, the STeP program embodies a wonderful example of the replicable innovation brought to the field by Movers & Shakers.
Recognize what a teenager is today
Understand the biology behind the teen brain
Actionable steps to creating your own impactful teen programs
Courtney Saldana is the Assistant Library Director for the Ontario City Library in Ontario, California. Courtney is the event lead and creator of Ontario’s annual Teen Book Fest (TBF). This event brings 15-20 young adult authors to Ontario for a full day of panels, presentations and author signings. Courtney is also a 2012 Eureka! Leadership Fellow. Her grant project focused on bringing Life Skills to Teen Moms was offered by the California State Library as a statewide project called Skills for Teens Parents (STeP). She is heavily involved in CLA and is a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.