Young people in museums, libraries and archives

Work with teenagers and young people is vital, but often regarded as problematic. Yet many organisations have developed excellent relationships with teenagers and are delivering activities and services that are relevant, innovative and highly valued.

Anne's courses explore the needs of teenagers and young people and identify practical, cost-effective strategies for enhancing provision in libraries, museums, galleries, archives and other cultural and heritage organisations.

They can be adapted for a range of regional and in-house training needs.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • greater understanding of young people, their needs and expectations
  • more knowledge of current national policies and trends relating to young people and their implications for policy and practice
  • more awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of current provision
  • new ideas for engaging with young people and breaking down barriers to use
  • examples of good practice
  • better understanding of behaviour issues and effective communication
  • greater confidence in working with young people

The courses are complemented by extensive handouts.

What people say about this course

An excellent day! So much in a short time frame. Very worthwhile attending.

Very inspirational and interesting.

The way in which the material and the participants’ inputs were combined
shows a presenter with great skills.

The course reminded me how it felt to be a teenager, and what they actually need and want.

Very useful to discuss issues alongside colleagues both in the museum and
library sector.

Anne is very enthusiastic; gives good insight and examples of how teenagers feel/act.

I've refound my enthusiasm for working in this area.

I have learned a lot about the needs of young people and how we could go about meeting them in museums.

The generous literature and information is a treasure!

Good on flexibility and tailoring to needs and interests in group.

I have come away with lots of practical ideas that I can discuss straightaway.

This was absolutely spot on. The discussions were extremely interesting and
informative.