Patrick Jones on Teen Services & Writing for Teens - April 4, 2006, 7:00 PM LiSRadio Webcast: First Tuesday Series
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Mr. Patrick Jones
Guru, Connecting Teens with Libraries
Hennepin County and Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Library Systems
Patrick Jones, a 1984 graduate of the University of Michigan's library/information science program, started his career in librarianship as a part-time shelver while in college. He has worked in the Savannah, Georgia Public Library and began his work in youth services when he accepted a position in Springfield, Massachusetts. Hooked on young adults, he moved to Cuyohoga County Library in Ohio to become Young Adult Regional Manager.
In addition, he has held positions in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Houston, Texas, in both public and school libraries. Currently, Patrick works as a sub in both the Hennepin County and Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Library Systems. He regards writing for teens as an extension of his library work. (From http://www.connectingya.com/publications.html)
Dr. Linda Esser
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
Linda R. Esser is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. She earned her Ed. D. at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1999 and also holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the same institution.
Esser's teaching and research focus is on school media librarianship. She teaches courses related to certification as a library media specialist in Missouri, including library media program administration and curriculum integration. Her research interests center on the intersection of the personal and professional lives of women who are library media specialists.
Prior to joining the SISLT faculty, Dr. Esser taught at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky and Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky. She has work experience as both a children's librarian in a public library setting and a K-12 library media specialist.
Summary:Demographics suggest that the number of teens in the U.S. will hit an all-time high during this decade. Join guest, Patrick Jones, internationally known for connecting teens and libraries as we discuss new trends and formats in services to teens, and his work as an author for teen audiences. Patrick Jones' website: Connecting YA