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.
Join Deborah Caldwell-Stone and guest as she discusses legal considerations that librarians and other library workers encounter every day in teen services. Topics for discussion will include reporting responsibilities, managing teen behavior and maintaining supportive and professional relationships with teen patrons, and minors’ rights in the library.
YeLL (YALSA e-Learning Library) is a collection of 40 archived webinars, accessible for free to all YALSA members, addressing topics such as programming, book selection, teen behavior, technology and teen services, summer reading, and teen spaces. New content is added to YeLL every month. These archived webinars are also available for purchase through ALA Online Learning Registration.
Investing in teen services isn’t just good for teens; it’s good for libraries and for communities. But sometimes we don’t know how to get started making the case for teen services, or we’re not sure what we can do. Fortunately, we’re not alone—we have each other and we have resources like YALSA’s Advocacy Toolkit to help us amplify our message. In this webinar, participants will learn how to: • Incorporate advocacy into everything they do; • Find tips, messages, facts, and strategies to help them advocate for teens; • Demonstrate the value of their programs and services;
Join Shauna Yusko on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 2pm-3pm Eastern. This fun-filled webinar focuses on the latest and greatest nonfiction for teens (& tweens). Participants will get a look at recent “must know” nonfiction titles to recommend in the library/classroom, as well as fiction titles to pair with each book. Participants will take away an annotated bibliography of suggestions, as well as a good foundation for recommending and book-talking nonfiction to teens.