Young Adult Programs & Services

Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

Jennifer Velásquez, Coordinator of Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library System (TX), will offer practical strategies for giving teens the lead in developing high-appeal collections and services.

In this YALSA e-course, participants will learn why teens need librarians to integrate technology into every aspect of service from homework help to readers' advisory to programming.

The course is designed to introduce participants to the Understanding by Design Curriculum framework. Known as the Backward Design model, this framework is unique in that it begins with the end in mind. Rather than planning from an activity-centered focus, the school librarian first identifies the Big Ideas behind content standards. From these Big Ideas, the school librarian develops Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions to guide student inquiry. The school librarian then designs assessments that provide evidence of student learning.
Navigating the world of eBooks has been a difficult but rewarding journey for the North East Independent School District. There are many eBook vendors looking to provide content to school libraries, but how do you know which one is best for you? This course will focus on implementing an eBook collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff. With a foundation in understanding eBooks as resources, participants will learn how to incorporate these resources into lessons and units of study.
On-demand webinars are archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.
For almost 75 years, the Caldecott Medal has been a sign of superior artistry and creativity in children’s picture books, given to only one book every year.  With so many children’s picture books published each year, how is the Caldecott Medal winning book selected?  What makes picture book illustration distinguished, and how has that definition changed over time?  Learn about the history of the award, how the award has transformed books over time, and how to look critically at picture book art.
This course is designed to help school librarians identify and analyze the factors that contribute to successful collaboration with teachers. Topics covered include: the culture of the school, the role of the school librarian, qualities of successful leaders, and the various facets of the collaboration process. School librarians will learn what to bring to the collaboration table and how to develop and initiate an action plan to encourage teachers to join them.
FREE TO ALSC MEMBERS. Chip Donohue, co-author of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology Tools and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs, will share key messages and guidelines from the Statement and discuss implications for educators, parents, children’s librarians and other adults who care for and about young children. He will address both common concerns about children and technology and the potential benefits when adults select, use, integrate and evaluate technology in effective, appropriate and intentional ways that support development and learning.