October 28-30 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Monday, October 28, 2013

C106 - Engaging Teens & Boomers

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DeAnza I & II (Portola)
Faythe Arredondo, Teen Services Librarian, Tulare County Library
Amanda Grombly, Electronic Resources Librarian, Tulare County Library

Hear how one library is giving creative control through technological outlets to an underserved teen population and extending a lifeline to an older generation trying to catch and keep up. The new Digital Media Lab spawned a teen owned and operated summer reading program for 2013. TAG, the Teen Advisory Group, went to work using print and digital media to design the logos and illustrations for the program and later branched out to film several digital shorts used for clues and context in the summer murder-mystery. The Transliteracy program put power back into the hands, tablets, and desktop computers of the Boomer generation by helping them find vital information related to health and financial wellness. The Digital Literacy Workshop Series put power back into the hands, tablets, and desktop computers of the Boomer generation by helping them find vital information related to health and financial wellness. Beyond access, the series addresses a user's confidence in their ability to navigate computer systems and the internet. This largely rural community, with limited access to internet and technology, is increasing the availability of training and resources to a population out of the mainstream education continuum.

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