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Tag Team Tech December 2016

It’s Instrumental – Making Musical Instruments at the Library Janice Scurio Music production programming for young adults usually features the instruction and use of professional software and recording tools, such as microphones, guitars, keyboards, and other musical instruments. In my... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech October 2016

Out of the Box Robotics Kelly Czarnecki Various forms of robotics programs including coding workshops, weekly or monthly clubs, and even tournaments and competitions, have been part of activities for young adults in many libraries for quite some time.  It’s... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech August 2016

Library of Legends: Implementing Multiplayer Online Gaming for Teens Janet Scurio Introduction Do you know a gamer? Maybe you already know several. They might already come to your library for gaming, and with regular gaming programming, they might come back for... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling Teen and Technology June 2016

Coding in Libraries Kelly Czarnecki What Is Coding? Chances are most of us have heard of libraries offering coding workshops for teens or we’ve read an article or blog post about it. We might even be teaching coding workshops at... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology April 2016

Tournament of Champions Janice Scurio It can pay to be handy with a controller. For over ten years running, the largest competitive video gaming tournament in the world, EVO (short for the Evolution Championship Series) has brought the best gamers... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech February 2016

Social Media: It Takes a Village to Engage an Audience, Especially Teens Kelly Czarnecki There’s never been a shortage of social media sites to choose from to get your message out. Deciding which is right for you and your community... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech December 2015

Sound Matters: Apps, Gadgets, and Music Programming Janice Scurio Chances are that music plays a huge role in the lives of teens that visit your library. Some may be secretly able to play an instrument with great dexterity. Some might... (Continue reading)

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Welcome our new Tag Team Tech columnist, Janice Scurio!

Janice Scurio is a teen services librarian in Madison, Wisconsin. With an extensive background in information technology, she has served as an expert advisor for other libraries looking to implement more youth STEM programming, such as Minecraft and LEGO robotics.... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech October 2015

Technology Kits Kelly Czarnecki There’s something satisfying about programs in a kit. For some, it might be a sigh of relief in knowing that to a degree, someone vetted these pieces and parts to assure a high interest program for... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology August 2015

Thinking about Implementing 3D Design and Modeling Tools at Your Library?  Kelly Czarnecki Do you remember those questions on entrance exam tests that asked to select the shape that matched the larger piece to complete the picture? Or even a... (Continue reading)

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