Librarians address services for young people

There are many resources at Warren Public Library.

A young person with questions about summer jobs, personal history, formatting research papers, what their parents looked like at Warren High School, or recommendations for books and movies that fit their preferences, can find answers.

On Thursday, the library hosted an online meet and greet with reference assistant Jennifer Knisley and teen services specialist Amanda Bajdo.

Knisley talked about her background, her educational experiences, and how she can help.

Like many young people, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do or where she wanted to go. She knew she liked history.

After graduating from Eisenhower High School, she studied anthropology at Edinboro University.

Her concentration was in special libraries.

Now, she is a reference assistant at both Warren Public Library and Jamestown Community College, where she also teaches two classes.

Asked about making a good impression with a college application, Bajdo suggested bringing information about the college’s requirements and procedures to the library.

“We’ll take a look at the admissions and what they are requiring, then how to do an awesome application and how to hit those out of the park,” she said. And, “we can certainly help you land those summer jobs.”

“I will be posting about our next session — Local History and Genealogy here at Warren Public Library,” Bajdo said.

Topics will include: “Looking up the newspaper from the day you were born, who has lived in your home,” and others.

“We have some great books about the historical buildings we have around here,” she said.

It will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

Youth interested in signing up should send email to Bajdo at teens@warrenlibrary.org or Knisley at reference@warrenlibrary.org.

The librarians also encouraged participates to provide feedback. Attached to the presentation were some tasks – with prizes – that will help “let us know what kind of programs we should be offering.”


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