What is your role in the Teen Central?
I am the Youth Technology Librarian, which means I should be an aficionado of robots, computers and video games. While you are more likely to find me atop a mountain than behind a computer, I believe exploration can be done from anywhere and is good for the soul 😉
What is your favorite thing about Teen Central so far?
The Tech Lab. Wow! If you have not visited the Tech Lab, you must. The opportunities for teens to explore, tinker, and craft their own creations is endless. A lot of thought was put into establishing this space and how teens would use it. Also, the streetlight. I don’t know why, but the industrial feel to the light reminds me of something you would find down a narrow street, on a rainy day, in old-time Boston. It gives the space character and identity.
What are you most looking forward to in the coming months here at the library?
Getting to know the teens! I really am super pumped to work with all of the teens who visit Teen Central and watching and learning from them. Teen Central provides such a wonderful space for teens to be teens, while allowing them to create and mold their personalities.
Have you read a good book lately?
Yes! I recently completed the Graceling series by Massachusetts’ very own, Kristin Cashore. COULD NOT put these books down. But, when I’m not escaping into various fantastical realms, I am a huge reader of non-fiction, specifically dealing with World War I & II. Erik Larson is one of my all-time favorite historians because he captures and retells moments in history in such a personal, magnetic way. You feel like you are reliving history as you flip the pages.
In related news, Teen Central is hiring 2 teens to work in the library this fall.
Are you a teen (or know a teen) who is interested in technology and sharing your knowledge with others? We’re looking to hire two Teen Tech Mentors to work 6 hours per week, from September through May, Mondays and Tuesdays, during the hours of 3:00-6:00 p.m.
We are having open interview sessions on June 14, June 15 and June 17 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on each day. Click the links below to download job descriptions and applications. Teen Central is located at 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Questions? Email Jessi Snow email@example.com or call 617-859-2335
Job Descriptions and Applications:
Need a library card? Wondering how long you can borrow a book? Borrowing and Circulation information can be found here.
*”Ctrl+Z” is all about fearlessly exploring technology. Look here for info about teens, technology, and having fun with new media by Catherine, Teen Technology Coordinator at Teen Central, on the fourth Friday of every month.