Media Mentorship

One of my work goals for 2017 is to explore the concept of media mentorship at Westerville Library. During this year, I will be completing this goal by:

  • Training my fellow youth librarians on media mentor concepts
  • Creating a monthly staff email featuring new websites and apps pertinent to upcoming programs and activities
  • Creating information sheets advertising different forms of media as ways to gain information
  • Creating a database of recommended apps and technology tools for programs and for patron recommendation
  • Evaluating and purchasing new technology for the youth department
  • Running a series of technology-based programs during Summer Reading Club themed to Build a Better World

I created the following summary from my Media Mentor Training through the State Library of Ohio that I will use to train my coworkers on these concepts:

I also created the following document describing many of the items we are considering purchasing for the youth department in 2017: