Libraries are focused on being responsive to community needs and building programs and services in partnership with community members, including caregivers and youth. Community demographics are changing rapidly—highlighting the mismatch between youth life experiences and those of library staff they encounter. How are we changing our practices to support staff and influence change? What are the opportunities and the challenges? Join three youth services library leaders in an interactive session to explore these issues.
Bernie Farrell, Youth Services Coordinator, Hennepin County Library, Minnesota
Renee Grassi, Youth Services Manager, Dakota County Library, Minnesota
Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, Youth Services Manager, St. Paul Public Library, Minnesota