Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library

May 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

This report describes how the YOUmedia program at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago attempts to take advantage of networked and digital media to provide engaging learning opportunities for youth through the emerging Connected Learning Model. The report describes the design of the program, the youth audiences targeted, the benefits received by program participants, and the role of staff and adults in the program. It offers suggestions for other organizations who would like to start similar programs.


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Team Members

University of Chicago, Contributor
Penny Bender Sebring, Author, University of Chicago
Eric Brown, Author, Northwestern University
Kate Julian, Author, Evanston Township High School
Stacey Ehrlich, Author, University of Chicago
Susan Sporte, Author, University of Chicago
Erin Bradley, Author, University of Chicago
Lisa Meyer, Author, University of Chicago



Audience: Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Technology
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Library Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs