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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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TAG Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology June 2015

Developing a Technology-Focused Outcome-Based Program Connecting Teens with Success Kelly Czarnecki Volunteer opportunities when school is out to assist with summer reading programs or during the school year such as tutoring positions; internships that might be paid and more focused... (Continue reading)

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Meet New Tag Team Tech Columnist Kelly Czarnecki

Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology by Kelly Czarnecki and Joyce Kazman Valenza. A public librarian and a school librarian take turns following technology issues with teens. Kelly Czarnecki is a teen services librarian in Charlotte, North Carolina. She... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech April 2015

Databases: Making the Case with Kids Joyce Kasman Valenza In a world where we celebrate free open educational content; In a world where user generated content abounds; In a world where we’ve grown used to the convenience of a single... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology February 2015

Best Apps for Teens, Winter 2015 Sarah Ludwig With a hint of winter’s demise in the air, it’s time to freshen up your mobile device. Clean out all those memory-hogging apps you never use, and try some new ones on... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology December 2014

Teach Students to Evaluate Information Sarah Ludwig This year, I began teaching a section of my school’s Sophomore Seminar, a quarterly class that all sophomores are required to take. My section, simply called Research Seminar, aims to instruct students on... (Continue reading)

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