We’ve started exploring variations on the Guerrilla Stortyime methodology here on the blog; we shared Sophie Brookover’s application of the guerrilla concept to tech trainings last month. Today we want to draw your attention to the teen services iteration of the guerrilla method: the YA Smackdown. Evan Mather, of Arlington Heights Memorial Library, shared some information on the new Teen Services Underground about the YA Smackdown he helped run this past summer in Chicagoland. This type of guerrilla training is certainly worth checking out!
And if you’re interested in seeing the YA Smackdown live? You’re in luck! Says Evan, “We’ll be hosting two YA Smackdown sessions in the Networking Uncommons, on Saturday, January 31 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., and on Sunday February 1 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Come and join us to share all of our great ideas for working with teens.”
Are you applying the guerrilla method to trainings in an area of librarianship? Let us know!