YOUmedia in the News
YOUmedia has generated excitement and discussion not only among the teens who use the space but among educators, policymakers, librarians, and parents as well. Read about YOUmedia in the news in these stories below.
+ Cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito calls YOUmedia "loud, sociable, and hip -- but it's still all about the public mission of the library to serve as a point of access to culture, information, and the media of the day, staffed by smart guides to knowledge and literacy." Check out her Huffington Post piece titled "When Youth Own the Public Education Agenda."
+ Youth learning labs modeled on Chicago’s YOUmedia will expand across the United States. "YOUmedia is an excellent example of 21st Century learning. Bringing the model to other cities will mark an important step in motivating young people to learn and preparing them for a globally competitive workforce." Read more about the expansion at the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
+ YOUmedia mentors challenge Chicago students: “It pushes the art forward.” Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning looks at the dynamic between mentors and teens in the YOUmedia space.
+ YOUmedia is taking its successful model for 21st-century learning to more Chicago students across the city, writes the Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, the publication covering the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Initiative.
+ YOUmedia will expand to three more Chicago Public Library branches across the city. Read about how "Grants Help City Meet Digital Excellence Goals" in the Sun-Times.
+ What is YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library? The MacArthur Foundation talks about what it means to create a 21st century library.