Young Adult Library Services Assn.
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.
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.
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.
Presenter Chelsea Condren will provide a working definition of the term diversity, strategies for understanding user demand and interest, and ways to ensure a collection is diverse while still meeting the needs of the population. Participants will receive a handout that outlines strategies for collection building/management, selection and weeding of diverse titles, as well as a list of recommended materials.
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.
This course is designed for individuals who wish to develop a more critical lens while reading. Initially focusing on the basic elements of literature (including both fiction and nonfiction), it then broadens out to consider form and format (i.e., graphic novels, audiobooks) and related topics (i.e., multicultural books, blogging, reviews, resources, etc.).
Join Amy Pattee as she discusses ways in which you can highlight the overlooked resources in your collection and match them with your teen patrons’ interests. You’ll also learn about unexpected items that you can add to your collection in order to create broader appeal and “think outside the book”.
As a follow-up to our webinar, Welcoming Spaces: Serving Patrons with ASD, Linda Braun and Renee McGrath are back with an in-depth exploration into how library staff can design their space and programming to accommodate teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This four-week e-course will provide participants with specific programming examples that can be used in a variety of libraries and strategies for adapting existing library space.