Young Adult Programs & Services

The world of social learning and digital outreach is quickly changing. In this webinar, Joe Murphy will discuss top social technologies that libraries can use to foster discovery and sharing in library programs as well as use to market library events.
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For years libraries have been providing access and training to technology through their services and programs. Kids can learn to code, build a robot, and make a movie with an iPad at the library. But what can they do when they get home? How can libraries expand their reach to help more than just the youth they see every day? The Meridian Library (ID) has chosen to start circulating new types of technology. Want to learn about Arduinos? Check one out from our library! What is a Raspberry Pi? You get 4 weeks to figure it out. Robots too expensive to buy? Too many iPad apps to choose from?
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Tweens are often the ones who slip between the cracks: not children and not quite young adults. This YALSA asynchronous online course takes place Oct 1- 29 and will focus on the developmental needs and interests of tweens and how we can best meet those needs and interests in terms of books, activities, and programming.
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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.

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Grab your passport and join tour guide Pam Spencer Holley as you travel together via booktalk from Afghanistan to Iraq, Kenya, England, and places in between.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn what resources are available to help make the case for libraries.
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This course is not currently being offered as part of the 2015 course schedule; however, it is available to groups interested in holding a licensed presentation for their organization. In this YALSA online course, find out how to go Beyond Booklists to serve today's teens, the most diverse generation ever. Participants will learn about available tools to help them identify the diverse teen populations in their service area and explore ways to design, implement and evaluate more in-depth services and programs for the diverse teen population and recent teen immigrants.
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.
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Join Amita Lonial as she discusses cultural competence in the library: its definition, impact on behaviors, attitudes, and policies; and how essential it is for library staff to develop these skills in order to serve teens more effectively and work more collaboratively with fellow library staff.
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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.

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