Learn to reach reluctant readers with YALSA’s December webinar

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/27/2012


Jaclyn Finneke

Communications Manager

Young Adult Library Services Association

1-800-545-2433 ext.2128


CHICAGO — Reaching those who don’t have an interest in reading is a challenge for any librarian or library staff worker. Join Heather Gruenthal, librarian at Western High School in Huntington, Calif. and past member of YALSA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committee, for a webinar discussion on “Reaching Reluctant Readers” from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 13.

Gruenthal will share her tips on introducing readers to books, including reading displays, genre lists, gateway books, Just like Me books and programming with book hooks. Attendees will learn how to use passive advertising to reach reluctant readers and how to draw non-readers in through book talking and book trailers.

Register today at www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar! Registration is $29 for students, $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals, and $195 for group registrations. YALSA’s group rate gives an institution ten logins for the webinar. All webinars provide one contact hour of continuing education, are commercial-free and facilitated by experts in the field of librarianship. Certificates of participation are available upon request. Questions can be directed to yalsa@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail yalsa@ala.org.