This post is part of a series where YALSA blog takes a closer look at Learning Lab grantees from museums and libraries to learn how they engage middle and high school youth in “mentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media.” To read more about the context of the Learning Labs, visit the first post in the series here.

Learning Lab Billings MTToday we will listen to a conversation about the Parmly Billings Learning Lab in MT, from Leslie Modrow, Development Director, Parmly Billings Library Foundation, and Kathy Robins, Library Information Systems Coordinator, Parmly Billings Public Library,

Some of the highlights of this podcast include:

• Making the space on their own terms
• How the space can be used to highlight various cultures
• 2014 is the 20th anniversary of Not in Our Town which has significance to Billings, MT
• School credit for using the Learning Lab
• E-line Media-video game challenge
• Difference between a Learning Lab and a Makerspace
• How Connected Learning theory plays out
• Collaborating with the local school district

Parmly Billings Library Learning Lab podcast

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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