Dealing With Difficult Teens from the Public Service Desk (archived webinar)

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This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any time...day or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 

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Competency: Young Adult Services; Circulation Services

Sub-Topic: Develops and promotes learning spaces and programs for young adults; Understands and performs basic circulation operations



Want to maintain healthy and productive relationships with your teen patrons?



While teen behavior can be difficult, there are practical skills and techniques you can use to engage your teen patrons in a positive and constructive manner.



In this webinar, participants will learn to communicate effectively with a variety of young adults from diverse backgrounds while remaining unbiased and non-judgmental about their interests, needs, and lifestyle.

Participants will also learn specific ways to:

  • Recognize opportunities for informal instruction during a reference or circulation interaction

  • Address a teen directly and in a relatable way, without the interference of a parent or guardian

  • Encourage young adults to engage in individual and collaborative projects at the library
  • Recognize opportunities for teen involvement in the library’s operations and in the wider community

  • Discipline teens according to the library’s behavioral policies and guidelines while not looking like “the bad guy”


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00


Event Type(s): Issues and Trends, Online Course
Presenter: Eden Grey
Jay Burton
(740) 384-2103

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