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Nurturing Potential: A Toolkit for Engaging Unsupervised Youth and Teens in Your Library

Tuesday, September 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Children and Youth Services

Are you passionate about transforming your library into a haven for all, including unsupervised youth and teens? Join us for an insightful webinar where we dive into innovative strategies to engage and positively influence these young minds. Hear from Tiffany Duck, experienced public library manager and David Duck, Youth Development and Preventative Services Manager as they share expert insights, real-life success stories and practical techniques that foster respect, creativity, and community.

Attendees will learn about:

Practical tips to engage teens
Actionable items to support youth and teens at the library
Resources to enhance your professional toolkit
Who will benefit from this program?:
All staff that interact with unsupervised youth & teens at the library
Anyone who wants to become a champion for youth engagement

Presenter: Tiffany Duck is a consultant and owner of LitDext LLC, a literacy and information services company. She has thirteen years of experience as a public library manager in various types of library systems. As an Executive Team member, she built long-lasting relationships with community ambassadors and partners, and helped to develop spaces that reflected community needs. She facilitated many innovative and diverse initiatives that expanded the libraries’ reach into the community. Tiffany is an adjunct instructor in the Library and Information Science programs at UNCG and the University of Alabama.

Presenter: David Duck was oborn in the East End Community of Newport News,VA David Duck is dedicated to serving youth and families. With a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. from Frostburg State University (concentrating in Youth Development and Organizational Management), David shares his passion for engaging families through quality programming, evidence-based practices, and an overall understanding and connection to youth/family needs. David’s diverse experience in community development and the arts has allowed him to facilitate trainings, programs, and educational opportunities to local government agencies, libraries, community-based organizations, the faith community and the general public sector (all ages).  Starting his career in Newport News, David has lead youth development and community engagement efforts (with focuses on outreach, mentoring, tutoring, leadership, recreation, education, parenting, wraparound case management, neighborhood development and volunteerism) in Norfolk, Chester/Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Hanover before returning home to Newport News.


The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to:https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars

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Tuesday, September 3
10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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