Serving Full T.I.L.T. : What I Wish You Knew About Teens
As kind of a wrap up to our Serving Full T.I.L.T. (Teens in Libraries Today), I took to Twitter to get your input asking, “What do you wish adults would remember about teens today?” What follows are some of your answers. If you would like to add more, please leave us a comment.
@TLT16 They’re not all interested in”growing up” so quickly. That doesn’t make them babies. It just makes them them.
— Alison Weiss (@alioop7) March 4, 2015
@TLT16 We should try to take their mental health issues half as seriously as the teens do
— Eden Grey (@edyngrey) March 4, 2015
@TLT16 That they have amazing ideas, talents, voices that we need to hear and stop dismissing them or they’ll stop speaking.
— Hippodilly Circus (@HippodillyCircu) March 4, 2015
@TLT16 that just getting to school each day is a major accomplishment for someone of them
— Amanda MacGregor (@CiteSomething) March 4, 2015
@TLT16 that they are more aware, intelligent, and capable than we give them credit for. @NitaTyndall
@TLT16 Some have too many people telling them what to do instead of listening to them.
— Faythe (@farre) March 4, 2015
@TLT16 They are capable of more than you think, both good and bad. They need inspiration, not threats, to be their best.
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) March 4, 2015
— Colten Hibbs (@Colten_Hibbs) March 4, 2015
Serving Full T.I.L.T. (Teens in Libraries Today) series:
January 14 By the Numbers, making the case for teen services using basic demographic information (Karen Jensen)
January 21 Sarcasm, Spice and Everything Awesome: The Developing Teen (Rebecca Denham)
January 28 Teen Brain Science 101 (Heather Booth)
February 4 Asset Building 101, How using the 40 Developmental Assets can help us plan and evaluate teen programming (Karen Jensen)
February 11 Diverse teens, diverse needs (Eden Grey)
February 18 Sharing stories, how knowing and sharing the stories of our teens can help make the case (Heather Booth)
February 25 Empathy, remembering what it means to be a teen and how it makes us better teen services librarians (Karen Jensen)
March 4 A Teen Services 101 Infographic (Karen Jensen)
March 11 Talking Up Teens (Eden Grey)
A special thank you to Heather Booth, Rebecca Denham and Eden Grey for their help in putting together and writing pieces for this great series.
Filed under: Serving Full TILT
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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