Easily integrate technology into your library with YALSA’s winter online course
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO - Technology is part of the everyday life experience for most teens — and by integrating it with standard teen services, librarians can better serve and support teens’ learning needs. Find out how in Connect, Create, Collaborate: Support Teen Needs with Technology, a new online course offered in winter 2011 by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The self-paced course takes place Feb. 7 to March 21 and costs $149 for YALSA members, $195 for ALA members and $215 for nonmembers.
Students in the course will:
- Learn how teen use of technology, even social use of technology, supports successful adolescent development and learning.
- Understand how to advocate with administrators, colleagues, parents and community members for full support of teen library technology integration.
- Know how to integrate technology in order to support a variety of traditional teen library services and functions, including collection development, readers' advisory, homework support and programming.
- Get ideas on how to involve teens in the process of integrating technology into the full range of programs and services provided by the library.