The Rebuttal: Marketing and Library Lock-Ins
So, in my original post on Marketing and Library Lock-Ins I mentioned a co-worker and how she used library lock-ins to reward her teens. She has been so kind as to write a rebuttal for my original post. And here it is . . .
I would be the librarian that was mentioned in the blog on 2/17, although I don’t think of myself as particularly awesome. My office is stacked high with stuff that needs to be done, half the time I can’t find my desk, and my walls are decorated with pictures from the library kids and posters of a few of my favorite Read @ Your Library actors (Alan Rickman smiles only for *me*). And on one wall I have framed shirts and pictures from our reading program lock-ins. So, when Karen asked me to write a response to her blog, I immediately told her, “I’ll be your huckleberry.”
See, I told you she was awesome. And I give her bonus points for showing how it meets the 40 Developmental Assets because she is entirely correct. She gets more bonus points because she said she would be my Huckleberry. But I subtract points out of pure jealousy for the fact that she has an office (I kid, I kid) (kinda). At the end of the day, we’re all trying to do the same thing which is to connect teens with books and libraries and enrich their lives and our communities. How we do that may differ, but the difference is only in the details. Thanks all for reading and joining our discussion. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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