Saturday, November 7, 2009

Millennials in the Library Teleconference

MCTC LIT Program

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Room S3420
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 US
When: Friday, November 13, 10:45AM to 1:00PM
Phone: 612-659-6290 to RSVP; ask for Ginny Heinrich

The Millennial Generation, Generation Y, Echo Boomers, Digital Natives, and the Trophy Generation are all terms used to describe people born in the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. They have been shaped by a heady mix of culture, politics, and technology. "Millennials" have had an unprecedented exposure to mass media, pop culture, instant communication, and cultural freedom woven together by a complex technological net. It is daunting to try to classify a group of over 70 million people easily. Our teleconference will seek to add nuance to these classifications to help us understand them more fully and answer the questions: Who are Millennials? How can our libraries better serve them as patrons, students, and staff?


Jennifer Kushell
At 35, Jennifer Kushell has lead a movement inspiring young people to pursue their professional dreams for more than a decade. As the president and co-founder of ("Your Success Network"), she spearheaded development of the first professionally focused network dedicated to supporting emerging adults (Gen X and Millennials) as they transition from home and school into the real world. In working with young people from over 100 countries, YSN's mission is to ensure that no young person lacks access to opportunity to realize their full potential. YSN enables the next generation workforce in exploring their passions, building their professional identities, and pursuing opportunities across the globe.

  • No charge; registration is required.
10:45 - 11 am - Check-in, Welcome
11 am - 12:30 pm - Teleconference
12:30 - 1 pm - Facilitated on-site discussion