The Youth Opportunity Design Approach (YODA)
Friday, March 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 108 AB
Young adults can be valuable contributors to a library planning and design process, but we often struggle to meaningfully involve them. We?re presenting a successful model for incorporating youth into a community engagement process for the whole library, not just teen space: the Youth Opportunity Design Approach (YODA). Our research, evidence-based inclusive design guidelines, and steps for implementation will convince you that, as Yoda might say, “Overlook the wisdom of youth, we should not!”
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Understand the obstacles libraries face in incorporating young adults into library space planning and design 2: Be familiar with the Youth Opportunity Design Approach (YODA) for meaningfully incorporating young adults into building design and renovation processes 3: Know the key steps they can take to implement the YODA process in order to solicit valuable input from young adults ? not just for the design of teen spaces, but for the library as a whole
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Spaces and Places, Administration and Management, Buildings and Facilities, Civic Engagement, Project Management, Youth Services
Christopher Noll, Principal
Noll & Tam Architects , 94710 , CA
Chris Noll is a licensed architect and a founding principal of Noll & Tam Architects in Berkeley, CA. He has 36 years of experience and has led more than 30 public library projects, including the Los Gatos Library, Castro Valley Library, Valley Hi Library in Sacramento, Half Moon Bay Library, and the new Hayward Library and Community Learning Center, expected to be the largest Net Zero Energy public library in the country when completed.
Anthony Bernier, Professor
San Jose State University , San Jose , CA
Professor Bernier teaches at San Jose State University's School of Information where he conducts research and teaches about the administration of equitable services with young people. A 14-year YA Specialist librarian and veteran administrator, he is former chair of YALSA's New Directions Task Force, and received a four-year IMLS National Leadership Research Grant to study library spaces for young adult.
Alyson Yarus, Associate Principal
Noll & Tam Architects , Berkeley , CA
Alyson Yarus is a licensed architect with more than 20 years of experience. An Associate Principal with Noll & Tam Architects, Alyson has worked on many library projects, including a redesign of the teen space at the Berkeley Central Library. She worked with Dr. Bernier on the Berkeley YMCA-PG&E Teen Center, a unique design and construction project process that was managed by a Teen Task Force from start to finish.