Way way back in 2002: a look back at 10 years as a teen librarian by Heather Booth
This summer marks my tenth as a teen services librarian. It’s far less than many in our profession, and a decade more than some. But it’s a landmark to me, and it has gotten me thinking about time. In particular, I’m thinking about how quickly things change when it comes to the teens that I work with. So much happens in ten years when you’re young. As we grow into adulthood, time just seems to change, and ten years can go by in the blink of an eye. But at sixteen, six was a lifetime ago. A teen generation is pretty darn short when it comes right down to it.
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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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