Teen Advisory Board: Bringing the teen perspective to SPL

Part 3 of a 3 part series

teen advisors interviewingWith the installation of Teen Centers in all neighborhood branches and The Central Library, The Seattle Public Library reinforced the important role Teen Service Librarians provide to Seattle’s teens.  Teen Service Librarians get the chance to teach, but also the chance to learn and connect with the Teen Center Advisors as they work together to build programs and collections that are relevant and interesting to the teen citizens of Seattle.  In turn, the Teen Advisors act as Library ambassadors to their peers.

Teens are too often thought of as dumb or apathetic, but in fact many have their own well-formed opinions and that is evident by the content of the podcasts.  The Teen Service Librarians have learned from the teen advisors and have become better at serving other young adults, because teens can best understand what other teens are interested in.  The advisors provide a valuable service to anyone interested in the teen generation.”  Georgia Clayton, Teen Center Advisor alumni

If you or somebody you know is interested in the Teen Center Advisor Program see the Teen Center Advisor Application.  The first fall meeting will be on October 7.  Applications complete with parent’s signature, are due on or before the October 21 meeting.   Accepted applicants will be notified by October 25.  If you have further questions please contact the Teen Center: e-mail teencenter@spl.org or call (206) 615-1410.

If you or somebody you know is interested in the Teen Center Advisor Program see the Teen Center Advisor Application.  Applications, complete with parent’s signature, are due on or before the October 21 meeting. Accepted applicants will be notified by October 25.  If you have further questions please contact the Teen Center: e-mail teencenter@spl.org or call (206) 615-1410.

Last fall The Friends of The Seattle Public Library proudly recognized the role Teen Services played at The Seattle Public Library and in the community by providing a grant of $30,000 for this year’s 2009 teen programs.

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