“Would you like to have more children and specifically “Teens” contributing to the success of your library? Most libraries would love to have more involvement with this elusive age group! Whether your library is small or rural, medium or urban, this series of Webinars with Jennifer Stencel will show you how to create stronger and more resilient ways of connecting with your Teens and various way to keep them involved. For years, Jennifer has successfully been working with Teens and growing Teen programs in her libraries and her experiences will help you!
The 3 part PCI webinar series “Youth Assets and Libraries: A Recipe for Vibrant Youth Service will appraise the Search Institute’s “40 Developmental Assets” for building vibrant Teen involvement in the library and how the framework of the Assets aligns perfectly with the mission of libraries.
In this session participants will:
- View real, “live” programs of all 8 Assets in Action
- Be exposed to ideas at an Organizational level to consider
- Be challenged to consider who else might be interested in Asset building in your neighborhood
Jennifer Stencel ~ Biography
Jennifer Stencel holds a Bachelors degree in Education from Baldwin Wallace College, class of 1996, and an MLS from Kent State, for Public and School Media – class of 1997. She started working at the Brecksville Library of the Cuyahoga County Public Library system as a Student Page when she was 16, and began her professional career at the Orange Branch Library of CCPL as a Part-time Teen Librarian; while also working part-time at the Brunswick Library of Medina County District as a Children’s Assistant.
In 1998, she was hired at the Shaker Heights Public Library as a full time Teen Librarian. There, under the wise supervision of Edrice Ivory, now past Director, she learned that small libraries can watch, study, modify and apply what big libraries are doing. In 2000, she was hired by the Akron-Summit County Public Library to be the first Teen Librarian at the Richfield Branch Library. Today, she is the Branch Manager, Teen Librarian, and Adult Librarian at the Richfield Library.