A LITTLE TOO QUIET: THE FERNDALE LIBRARY PODCAST

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Feb

A Little Too Quiet: Youth Librarianship

February 11, 2020

We'll be honest and tell you that this episode was almost going to be titled: "...You Might Have To Clean Up Some Pee..." Just kidding. But that does inevitably come with the territory of a Youth Services Librarian...

We have brought you conversations with librarians who are in Adult Services, but today, librarian Elissa Zimmer is providing perspectives from the area of the library we call the Kids Corner: It's a chat about the ever-evolving aspects of Youth Librarianship. Zimmer has been full time at this library for about two years now, but she talks about her time working in her hometown (of Kalamazoo), as well as the need to always be brainstorming new craft activities to try out. Beyond that, we also talk about how important the topic of digital literacy for kids and teens is when it comes to the role of a Youth Librarian.