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Teen Services Web

A professional development guide for Teen Librarians, Teen Liaisons, and anyone else fortunate enough to work with Teens in the Library.

Acknowledgments

The 210teenlibrary Discord server provides a virtual space for teens (ages 13 to 18) to interact with other teens and engage in library programs and activities for teens. The server encourages teens to take ownership of this virtual space with their peers as a way to directly impact and contribute to their community while promoting positive and healthy interactions. 

Through consistent library programming and additional activities and socialization spaces, the server offers the ability for teens to build relationships with their peers; share their interests and passions; feel valued, understood, and appreciated; increase their confidence in various skills and abilities; grow their capacity to develop, implement, and lead an activity; access library resources and connect with Teen Services staff; and ultimately, create and share in meaningful experiences with their peers on the server.

Beyond all other things, the true success of the 210teenlibrary Discord server comes from the teens and teen volunteers who are part of (or were part of) the server. The 210teenlibrary Discord server would also not be able to operate without the passion, dedication, and innovation exemplified by the 210teenlibrary Discord workgroup. The following is a list of Teen Services staff at the San Antonio Public Library who currently serve on the workgroup; unbolded names indicate a previous member of the workgroup:

Annie Calonica, Teen Services Librarian, Igo
Ami Sarabia, Teen Outreach Specialist, San Antonio Public Library
Bek Corley, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Guerra
Cassie Garza, Teen Services Librarian, Johnston
Chris Castillo, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Brook Hollow
Ciana Flores, Teen Services Library Assistant, Teen Library @ Central
Cindy Cruz, Teen Services Librarian, Mission
Connie Hejl, Teen Services Librarian, Las Palmas
Daniella Toll, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Collins Garden
Dacari Lambert, Teen Services Librarian, Schaefer
Georgina Garcia, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Bazan
Heather Swindell, Teen Services Librarian, Westfall
Jenny Borrero, Teen Services Librarian, Potranco
J.D. Elizondo, Library Assistant, Central
Julia Pouliot, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Brook Hollow
Kathleen Fordyce, Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Teen Library @ Central
Laura Herman, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Forest Hills
Matthew Loaiza, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Teen Library @ Central
Rosalie Barrera, Teen Services Librarian, Teen Library @ Central
Shannan Prukop, Assistant Manager / Teen Services Librarian, Carver

with the support of:
Jennifer Velasquez, Coordinator of Teen Services, San Antonio Public Library
Dale McNeill, Assistant Director for Public Services, San Antonio Public Library
Ramiro Salazar, Library Director, San Antonio Public Library

The 210teenlibrary Discord workgroup commends the entire Teen Services team at the San Antonio Public Library for the efforts made by everyone to provide the best library experience possible for teens throughout the city, in-person and virtually.