Teen Services Librarian
County of Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, CA USA
What I am doing now.
I work with youth in the inner city, providing reference services, programming, and performing outreach to the community about what the public library offers. I have integrated social media into the outreach aspect of Youth Services and am also creating a strong relationship with the local schools. Most importantly, I am building rapport and trust with the local youth and their families, and establishing the library as a place for community gathering; a beacon in an underserved neighborhood.
What are the most valuable skills I use in my job?
I learned how to assess the community one is working in, what the needs are, and how to best reach non-users. I am also learning how to survey the library’s collection to reflect the needs of our patrons.
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Send email to: Lorena Villegas