The Double Bottom Line: Engaging Teens as Summer Learning Leaders for Younger Students

November 5th, 2016 | 8:30-10:00am ET
Pittsburgh, PA

This November, ULC's Director of Education and Learning Initiatives, Emily Samose, will host a session on teen leadership in summer learning at the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Young Adult Services Symposium, November 4-6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, November 5, Emily will lead a panel of ULC library leaders from Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and New York Public Library for "The Double Bottom Line: Engaging Teens as Summer Learning Leaders for Younger Students." This session will explore how public libraries build powerful community partnerships to target and engage high school students as tutors, mentors and program leaders for younger students via hands-on and connected learning activities. Participants will learn about library summer learning programs that include this "double bottom line" approach: addressing the summer slide for struggling early elementary school students while providing teens with connected learning opportunities, community connections, leadership development and college and career readiness. This session builds on research conducted by ULC in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

ULC Library Panelists include:

  • Trixie Dantis, Teen Services Supervisor, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Kelly Rottmund, Teen Services Coordinator, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Maggie Jacobs, Director of Educational Programs, New York Public Library

Register today and learn more about the exciting sessions offered at the YALSA Symposium!