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Meredith Levine is the Head of Youth Services at the Chattanooga Public Library. Her passions are in STEAM learning, community engagement, technology and creating lifelong learners.


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Collaborative Learning in Libraries

Collaborative learning puts a group of people in a situation where they learn something together, no matter their skill level. We at the Chattanooga (TN) Public Library started co-learning classes on the 4th Floor, our public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts. as a less intimidating approach to learning new skills. Our co-learning classes have consisted of three strategically different workshops: HTML and CSS, 3D Design, and Arduino. These workshops highlight not only what we have to offer on the 4th Floor but also the twenty-first-century skills that will make an impact on people’s careers and personal interests.

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A Roving Reference Assessment in Teen Services

Over the course of one month, staff members of the Chattanooga Public Library recorded every reference transaction made, using a free one-month trial on Gimlet, to help determine if removing the traditional information desk made a difference or not.