Dr. Lenese Colson is a former teen librarian who, in addition to successfully leading summer reading programs, also has experience with the national summer learning program, Upward Bound. During her time as an AmeriCorps member and Academic Coach with the Play It Smart program had even more involvement working with and teaching underserved youth. She received a Ph.D. in Information and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Florida State University, an M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Norfolk State University.
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In recent years, more and more libraries have shifted their focus from traditional summer reading programs to summer learning programs in order to help youth develop the twenty-first-century skills needed to succeed in their life and careers. Whether you’ve just started transitioning from summer reading to summer learning, or have already completed it, this guide will help you think through the nuts and bolts of designing, implementing, and improving your summer learning program to ensure success. From planning & budgeting to community engagement and program examples, you won’t end up short on ideas for your teen summer learning program.
1) Planning & Budgeting
2) Community Engagement
3) Marketing & Promotion
5) Program Examples
A. Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact: a YALSA Position Paper
B. The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: Executive Summary
C. Teens First: Basic Learning Outcomes Guide
D. Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff
E. Teen Programming Guidelines