I have been a part of several poster sessions at various conferences in the past. I admit, I don’t always come up with a quick idea on creating the poster itself (how to create an attractive and non cluttered design that gets important points across doesn’t come to me naturally) so I usually recruit help-especially from teens. Once I’m there, with a poster I feel good about-what a great experience. It’s almost better than presenting, because the one on one interaction is constant, and people usually have time to ask their questions and share their own experiences. It’s a great way to make personal contacts and get new ideas yourself.

YALSA and the Technology for Young Adults Committee is having a poster session at the upcoming annual conference to give YALSA members a chance to highlight programs for teens that have integrated technology and to foster sharing these ideas to try out at your own library. Poster submissions are due soon-October 15. The online form is here. Don’t hesitate to share your experiences. You get to define why it’s successful and replicable for other libraries.

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

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