What’s on in Week 12
This week, we have a Twitter chat on programs, products and services for children and teens.
|When||Monday 17 October, 6pm – 7pm|
|Topic||Children and teens|
|Twitter Chat Champions||This week’s Twitter Chat Champions are:
|Questions||Q1 What’s the problem with unattended kids in the library? And what do we do about it?
Q2 Kids and privacy. What is our responsibility to kids? To parents?
Q3 What memories do you have as a child or teen using the library, or if you’re a parent, of your kids using the library?
Q4 What is the point of school holiday programs? Free entertainment?
Q5 Share about some interesting programs, products or service for teens & kids that you’ve discovered this semester.
|Can’t participate in the Twitter chat?||Check out the Storify archive|
New to Twitter chats? Check out our Twitter chat tips.
Upcoming due dates
|Assessment||Week 12 Reflection||Sunday 23 October, 11.59pm||Scroll down and check the activity info|
|Assessment||Week 13 Reflection||Sunday 30 October, 11.59pm||Check the Week 13 page|
Things to read and watch
Chapter 7: Issues in children’s library services in Peck, P. (2014). Crash Course in Children’s Services (2nd Edition). Oxford, GBR: Libraries Unlimited, pp. 88-103.
Chapter 6: Programming in Peck, P. (2014). Crash Course in Children’s Services (2nd Edition). Oxford, GBR: Libraries Unlimited, pp. 68-87.
Dalgetty, C. (2012). Teen rights in the public library. Feliciter, 58(2), 76-77.
Chapter 7: Urban teens and their use of public libraries in Agosto, D. E., and Hughes-Hassell, S. (2010). Urban Teens in the Library : Research and Practice. Chicago, IL, USA: ALA Editions.
Blog post: Critical reflection activity
It’s time for another critical reflection blog post, this time on the topic of making and children and teens.
Types of posts
You can write about whatever you want related to the topic of the week.
- One of your activities must be a program review.
- One of your activities must be a service review.
For your other posts, you can choose a type of activity from the list below, or you can write a critical reflection on a topic off your choosing:
- argue a point
- program review
- service review
- issues-based reflection
- trends reflection.
For a description of the different types of posts you could write, check out the Assignment 1 page.
Argue a point of view
If you’re doing the ‘argue a point of view’ topic this week, here are some topics you might like to tackle (argue for or against the statement). It’s not a definitive list – you can choose your own topic. Please note I may not agree with all of these!
If you’re doing the ‘argue a point of view’ topic this week, you can choose from one of the following topics (argue for or against the statement). Please note I may not agree with all of these!
- Quiet in the library! Parents should keep their kids under control in the library because libraries should be quiet spaces.
- What about working parents? Public libraries should run programs on weekends and in the evening to allow parents who work to bring their kids to programs.
- Libraries should not allow unaccompanied kids to stay in the library.
- Gaming has no place in the library.
Alternatively, you can pick your own topic.