Each week between now and the 2015 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 6-8 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF). To register, visit the MLA conference page.
Library Hacks for Teens: A College/Public/School Libraries Collaboration
Thursday, May 7
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
How can public, school and college libraries work together to “bridge” students from K-12 to college level research? That’s what Harford Community College, Harford County Public Schools and Harford County Public Library (Maryland) wanted to figure out. The result was a unique and fun partnership to create an online scavenger hunt contest for teens called “Harford Library Hacks,” held during National Library Week. This collaboration was also an opportunity for librarians from the three systems to learn from each other. We’ll share how we led this program and what we learned, and we’ll develop ideas for new collaborations.
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.