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Friday, April 20 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Engaging Teens Using YouTube

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Learn how librarians can use YouTube to attract and empower teen patrons. YouTube can function as both a social platform for reaching out to teens and a creative platform where teens can build content with the library. Creating YouTube videos allows teens to build computational thinking and tech skills that will benefit them in many aspects of their lives. Teens who do not have access to certain technologies at home like laptops, webcams, and video editing software can also benefit from having library access to these items. Every teen is their own point of light; they all offer a unique perspective, each equally important, and teaching them how to make YouTube videos or posting teen-made videos on the library’s channel allows them to have their voices heard.

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Clara Piazzola

Circulation/YouTube Host, Coos Bay Public Library
Clara Piazzola spends half their time as a library tech at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's library and the other half of their time working at the Coos Bay Public Library. They run the Connecting YOU to CBPL project, an initiative to engage teens using the library's YouTube... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA