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CLP-BAM! ALA 2014

Teen Specialists from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh present their lunchroom outreach model.
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Brooke Askew

on 15 February 2017

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Transcript of CLP-BAM! ALA 2014

CHOOSING CONTENT
Know your audience
Know the collection
Why music?
Verify teen's identity
verify teen is of age to sign up for a card
Prepare the student's account as usual
Put together a kit of items used in outreach
ideas for kits contents include
1. Promotional materials
2. a laptop or tablet with your ILS
3. air card or other wireless
network modem
4. applications & cards
5. pens
6. hand scanner
7. due date slips or a receipt printer
Bring manga, graphic novels, fiction non-fiction and magazines
Do everything you can to help keep student's cards in good standing
Verify teen's address
aND aPPEALS TO sCHOOL sTAFF
tHAT MAKES IT EASIER TO SCHEDULE
5
WHY?
HOW?
Telling about
programs and services
Traditional
Outreach
FOrmal presentation style
Showing programs and services
informal presentation style
Bam! outreach
Bam! The origin story
vs.
Why offer Bam?
BAM! doesn't take away
from instruction time.
&
Appealing to
school staff
Making it easier to schedule
Lets you reach an
entire student body in
just a few hours
Bring library
services to non
library users
Highlight library services,
including recreational and
teen programs
Enhances the school
environment
Encouraging new
library usership
Spreading your message's reach further
Using much less of your precious time
Expand the definition of library services in the mind of teens and school staff.
Bring fun and information to lunch!
SOME NUMBERS...
VISITS
tEENS REACHED
31
24
48
73
2,730
2,661
7,639
10,617
patron interactions
Setting up a BAM! visit
Scalability
limitations
Bam! can be offered at any NON-CURRICULUM PERIOD
Bam! can take 5 minutes or a whole class period
Bam! can be done with one staff person or many...the more the merrier!
Even with a large staff we only go to each school once a month
The informal environment has benefits and limitations
Some activities don't work in every school

Convincing your boss
Staffing BAM!
Making a contact
67
* These numbers are only representive of outreach statistics for one location: CLP Main- Teen Department.
What is bam?
card
Registration
&
Remote
Circulation
CLP - BAM Visit
In the library
Numbers reflect statistics collected during the same time period on 4/8/14.
2010
2011
2012
2013
Visits to
School
lunchrooms
teams of
library
staff
outposts
of library
service

Questions?
amplify
Find music
build playlists
Maker crafts
Games & apps
Average 50 REmote check outs a Month
60 new card registrations in 2013
more CLP-Main Teen Numbers:
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