by Paulina Haduong


I’m an Ed.M. Candidate in Technology, Innovation, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This semester, I’ve been a student with Library Test Kitchen, a library innovation class at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. I’m working on a class project right now that’s designed for teens and YA librarians, and I’d love to get some input!

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For the last few months, I’ve been fascinated by the YA GoodReads community, and the recent trend of using GIFs in book reviews. To that end, I’ve been developing a kind of “photo booth” for use in a library’s teen room. The gist of the concept is that teens (or anyone, really), would be able to scan a book and make a selfie-GIF as a #bookfeel. I’m playing around with the idea here, and the outputs are on this Tumblr. In theory, the app would sit on a computer inside of a cardboard photo booth.

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The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

What do you all think? Like it? Hate it? Would love to use it/see the final product?? Any feedback would be lovely and much appreciated – comment below or send an email to paulina (dot) haduong (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

(And for more about what my classmates are doing, check out our blog at And for those in the Boston area, there will be an open house on Friday, Dec. 13th from 4 to 6.)

One Thought on “Library Test Kitchen: Call for YALSA Feedback

  1. Love it! I totally want that when we have a real teen room…eventually…I think my tweens would totally get into that 🙂

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