This post is part of a series where YALSAblog 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.

Carnegie Library
Today, we will listen to a conversation from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Learning Lab in PA with Corey Wittig, Program Manager The Labs @ CLP.

Some of the highlights of this podcast include:

• How their Learning Lab is able to serve the entire system through an artist-in-residence program
• How the Teen Media ‘Labsy’ Awards motivate and acknowledge teens’ creative work
• Grants with the Heinz Endowments, Sprout Fund and Grable Foundation
• Using the skills the teens learn at the library to work in the community through the Hive Learning Network
• Extending the Learning Lab concept as an outreach offering to local schools


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.

4 Thoughts on “Learning Lab: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

  1. Kathy Robins on January 8, 2014 at 6:54 am said:

    I seem to be missing the actual conversation with Corey. Is it posted yet?

  2. Kelly Czarnecki on January 8, 2014 at 9:38 am said:

    Yes-it’s at the bottom of the post. You hit play on the audio player to listen to the recording.

  3. I hit the play button but it does not play.

    • Kelly Czarnecki on January 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm said:

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Sorry for the delay. For some reason we’re still having trouble with the audio. The file plays correctly on the computer and it’s been uploaded several times and the link checked to make sure it’s correct but it still seems to hang on buffering. I can email it to you directly until it’s able to be resolved.

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