Media Mentorship

One of my work goals for 2017 was to explore the concept of media mentorship at Westerville Library. During that year, I completed 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 programming
  • 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 used to train my coworkers on these concepts:

In 2018, I continued to encourage the use of media mentor practices in my library by performing staff technology training sessions and by providing suggestions for ways to include technology tools and tips in programming. In 2019 and 2020, I continue to train all new youth services librarians on updated content.