Though scripted programming has been the norm for libraries, recent successes within the Orange County Library System show that allowing teens to create their own program content or become the content of a program has resulted in more favorable events, and higher participation. Programs to be discussed are the Nerdfighter Club, inspired by author John Green’s online collective; and the Film Club, in which teens use video cameras to film around the library. In addition, other programs including large- and small-scale events, both using both active and passive strategies, will be discussed. These programs engage teens and build on their performance experience and confidence.


Original broadcast October 20th, 2015 

Instructor Bio ~ Lauren Mathur and Jennifer Ulmer
Both Lauren Mathur and Jennifer Ulmer work for the Orange County Library System; Lauren is a Branch Librarian and Jennifer is a Youth Programs Coordinator.