Over the past several months YALSA has sponsored and been a part of several activities focused on the future of libraries. These include the National Forum on Libraries and Teens and the Connected Learning month (MAY) all about the future of libraries. As I’ve participated in these events one thing has continually struck me as being at the heart of the future of successfully serving teens in libraries – physically, digitally, virtually – and that’s the importance of mentoring. This is mentoring of teens who take part in library initiatives and mentoring of colleagues who are learning how to be successful within new library models.
Consider these Twitter posts related to the topic of mentoring and the future of libraries:
— #ConnectedLearning (@TheCLAlliance) May 14, 2013
— Robert Stanek (@robertstanek) May 7, 2013