Both the recent "Re-envisioning the MLS" and the "IMLS Focus Learning in Libraries" reports indicated the need for libraries to consider the learning sciences when developing youth services. Using this context, we will demonstrate how design thinking and participatory design are the “new” competencies in youth librarianship. We will also discuss the development of the, Y(outh) eX(perience) specialization at the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies that will prepare librarians who deeply understand the dynamic contexts of youth and youth services and equip them to meet the needs of 21st century teens.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Content Area: Career Development
Interests: Accreditation, Career Advice, Continuing Education, Guidelines and Standards, Librarianship, Library School Education, Organizational Change, Personnel and Staffing, Professional Development, Recruitment, Research and Statistics, Rural and Small Libraries, Training, Transforming Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Library Type: Community College, High School, Joint Use, Library School, Middle School, Public, Regional System, School/Media Center, State Library, Student, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.