Teen Programming Brain Hurricane: When a Brainstorm Isn't Enough!
ALA Unit/Subunit: YALSA
Creating new and unique teen library programs gets more difficult every year. The Brain Hurricane Method helps you collaborate with the rest of your programming department, other library professionals, or even your Teen Advisory Group to make one-of-a-kind events for your community's youth. Through a combination of themes, directives, and forced connection, Brain Hurricanes are a great way to get excited for new programming that is outside the box. The workshop covers current teen program trends, a step-by-step guide on holding a Brain Hurricane, and a full Brain Hurricane experience with a group of other library staff. Along with knowledge of this brainstorming method, participants will walk out with a minimum of 10 brand new library program ideas for teens!
Interpret and apply Brain Hurricane brainstorming methods to create practical outside the box programs for teens
Connect with other programming staff to develop unique and/or unusual teen events as well as form relationships that will help with programming assistance and feedback
Develop and maintain Brain Hurricane workshops in their home libraries with their programming departments and/or Teen Advisory Groups