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Conversations With Leaders: Engaging Teens, In Conversation with Stephen Abram and Jane Dysart

Here’s a session I’ll be doing in a few weeks.  These Education Institute sessions are fun and are teleconferences so they’re easy to attend as a group and make a good lunch brown bagger for some time zones.   Everyone is welcome.

Conversations With Leaders: Engaging Teens, In Conversation with Stephen Abram with Jane Dysart

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:00 pm ET

Stephen Abram, VP, Strategic Partnerships & Markets, Gale Cengage Learning

interviewed by Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates

There are a ton of great ideas out there using new technologies and great content to attract and retain teen users in the library.  Jane Dysart of Dysart & Jones Associates, interviews our knowledgeable and humourous speaker about how guitars, video, 3D printing, laser tag, and more can be tied to programs and library use to engage teens and attract them to the library.  And, just as importantly, how to tie this to their needs for homework help, social needs, and reading.  Based on his interaction with many practitioners who are on the ground, in the field, Abram shares his learnings from teen librarians about their innovations and insights as well as what works and doesn’t work.


Stephen Abram, MLS is Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Gale Cengage Learning.  He has been VP Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute.  He is an SLA Fellow and the past president of the Ontario Library Association, SLA and the Canadian Library Association.  In June 2003 he was awarded SLA’s John Cotton Dana Award.  He received the AIIP Roger Summit Award in 2009 and Outstanding Teacher Award from the U of Toronto iSchool in 2010. He is the author of Out Front with Stephen Abram and Stephen’s Lighthouse blog.



Posted on: November 26, 2012, 6:28 am Category: Uncategorized