Week 12: Children and teens

What’s on in Week 12

This week, we have a Twitter chat on programs, products and services for children and teens.

Twitter chat

When Monday 17 October, 6pm – 7pm
Topic Children and teens
Twitter Chat Champions This week’s Twitter Chat Champions are:

  • Anitra Ross
  • Kaley Schelks
  • Chloe Pickard
  • Imbi Josey
  • Ibtisam Al Siyabi
  • Karen Eyre
  • Alan Hossinger
  • Madelein Lindeque
Hashtag #ifn614kidschat
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

This week

Type What When Where
Assessment Week 12 Reflection Sunday 23 October, 11.59pm Scroll down and check the activity info

Next week

Type What When Where
Assessment Week 13 Reflection Sunday 30 October, 11.59pm Check the Week 13 page

Things to read and watch

learning-materials-icon

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

assessment-iconWeekly learning 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.

Remember:

  • 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.

6 Comments

  • Helen Treherne

    Hello – just noticed in this week’s assessment that :

    It’s time for another critical reflection blog post, this time on the topic of making and makerspaces.

    Is this a further reflection on the makers and makerspace blog from Week 9?

    • Kate

      That was a typo! Fixed now. It’s actually on children and teens.

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