Workshops Learning Groups Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
In Touch With Teen Music
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM

Shaker Heights Public Library


$70 CAMLS Members
$80 Affiliate Members
$140 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Limit: 35
Registered Now: 19
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes lunch and materials

How do you hear the music as a librarian? A Parent? A teen? Embracing Teen music can be difficult. This fun new workshop will stress the importance of teen music in library collections. Parental Advisory issues and parental complaints/involvement will be addressed in a positive learning environment. Music Genres and Cleveland Music will be explored with a fun and exciting approach. Attendees will explore teen pop culture and how it fits into the public library.

You’ll become more comfortable with teen music as a collection in the library and be able to support the importance of teen music in the library collection. You’ll also learn to identify various music genres, what music is popular in your community and be aware of what Cleveland Radio has to offer.

Course Content

  • Name that Tune! Gauge your familiarity of today's music
  • Books and magazines in the library and how they fit with music
  • Music Genres, Commercials. What do they all mean?
  • What do Parental Advisory stickers mean and how to handle parental complaints
  • How to find out what music the teens in your community like
  • Cleveland Radio! Six music stations. Who is the intended audience?
  • Promoting teen music in your collections
Audience: Youth Services librarians anyone who works with teenagers and/or is interested in teen music in the public library environment
Melanie Rapp-Weiss is a Regional Teen Services Manager for Cuyahoga County Public Library. She has presented workshops and has published writings that stress the importance of music in teen library collections. Melanie has been on YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee and served as chair her third year. Melanie is a teen advocate that enjoys long car rides while singing completely out of tune.

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