Are you up for the Slupree challenge? (Heather Booth)
My library is in the process of examining our services and revamping our marketing strategy. We’ve done surveys and focus groups and had lots and lots and lots of meetings. It can be an interesting process to take a close look at why we’re doing what we’re doing, how to do it better. I’ve been especially interested in the intersection between underutilized services and unmet needs, and it’s at this crossroads that my summer pet project was born.
|Are you up for the Slurpee challenge?|
I love Reader’s Advisory (see how I capitalize it? I love it that much). It’s my favorite part about being a librarian and I think I’m pretty good at it. I’ll be bold and say it – I think my RA skills are an underutilized service, and my Slurpee Challenge is my gamble that there is an as-yet unmet need for good book suggestions in this town, especially for reluctant readers.
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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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