New iteration: Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs eCourse
For Immediate Release
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, May 21, 2018.
Only a foundation of teen participation can build a vibrant environment such as the one in San Antonio’s main library, where teens use computers, listen to music, take cooking classes, do homework, participate in books clubs, and generally hang out. “Teens want a place that welcomes them; they want a role in decision-making, a place that responds to their needs, where they can congregate, socialize, and have a relationship with adults that care about them, who are not their teachers or parents," says Jennifer Velásquez, Coordinator of Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library System (TX), and a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. In this eCourse, Velásquez presents practical strategies for giving teens the lead in developing high-appeal programs, collections, and services. Through lectures, readings and interactive assignments, you will also learn how to draw from the insights of teens to create an online presence that is both relevant and effective.
About the Instructor
Jennifer Velásquez is also a lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University (CA). In 2005, she was awarded the New York Times Librarian Award in recognition of her work in teen library services. She also received the La Promesa Award for Outstanding Programming to Latino Youth from The National Latino Children's Institute in 1996.
Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions facilitated eCourse, which begins on May 21, 2018, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.
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