the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Dr. Joni Richards Bodart
Library, School, or Organization Name:
San Jose State University/School of Library and Information Science
Co-Presenter Name(s): Beth Wrenn-Estes
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Bay Area/Northern CA. USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): School and Public Librarians and any other information professionals interested in teens.
Short Session Description (one line): Finding the true teen behind the mask
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
The program will cover the developmental stages of adolescence and the way that physical, social and psychological development impacts teen’s thoughts, beliefs and actions.
The session will give participants a deeper understanding of adolescence as a stage of life and adolescents as individuals. Participants will be asked to challenge their existing beliefs about teens and will gain a new understanding of this age group. This understanding leads to improved interaction with teens and better programming that meets their development needs.
Dr. Joni Richards Bodart and Beth Wrenn-Estes are both full-time faculty members teaching courses in youth services and materials in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Both are former youth services librarians who have worked with teens in school and public library settings.