RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATION DESIGN 2015
Connecting Teens to the Community
Tucson Festival of Books
Connected Learning in the
School Library as Incubator for
Pam Park, Pima County Public Library and Pam Gautier, Pima Community College Librarian (former School Librarian)
Teen Audio Interviews
Love Triangle: A Public Library, a School Library, and a Book Festival
Festival of Books
FACE TO FACE IN CONVERSATION: TEEN AUDIO INTERVIEWS AT THE
TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
The Tucson Festival of Books will be holding its seventh festival in March of 2016.
With attendance levels reaching 130,000, its consistently rated among the top ten book festivals in the U.S.
Organizers from the Festival reach out to educators and the literacy community to create programming that appeals to teens.
The author committee provides a list of participating authors and their contact information.
The Library and Festival organizers facilitate a tent on the grounds of the Festival where the interviews take place.
A youth services librarian from Pima County Public Library oversees the project. Communication is essential in all phases. Reach out to schools. Participate in TFOB Childrens and
Teens Committee. Connect with library staff that will
provide technology to record the interviews.
Find out from TFOB Author committee about which authors will be at the Festival and get contact information.
Get author choices from participants and then assign authors.
Order books for author groups. Arrange for interview workshops and
editing workshops. Facilitate event at the Festival. Finalize project with editing
workshops and uploading interviews. Thank all participants!
Librarian at the school recruits and mentors students throughout the process. Obtain school/ district approval.
(This varies due to school requirements).
Recruit students (ideas: book club, applications).
Hold book club meetings to get to know each other, learn about the author, and discuss the book.
Guide students in creating interesting, relevant questions for the author and to ensure no repeating questions.
Prep students on interview skills and practice.
Attend the festival, conduct the interview, and have fun!
Attend editing workshop and finalize interview.
Guadalupe Garcia McCall