Consulting and Training from YALSA

YALSA is your source for training and consulting in services for teens. Among other resources and programs, our training and consulting portfolio includes:

Free, online training videos: YALSA Academy's training videos are made by librarians and library staff for librarians and library staff. Topics include advocacy, collection development, and more. Learn more about YALSA Academy.

Face-to-face institutes: YALSA offers face-to-face training! You provide the attendees and the space; we'll provide training materials and a content expert. Learn more about face-to-face training.
The following full-day workshops are available for licensing from YALSA:

  • Beginners' Guide to Teens and Libraries
  • Get Graphic @ Your Library
  • Power Up with Print
  • Speak Up, Stand Up, Step Up: Advocating for Teens
  • Teens & Tech: Current Trends

Training kits: Bring the power of YALSA to your library! YALSA's Young Adults Deserve the Best training kits are self-paced instructional kits provide customizable PowerPoints with a complete script and optional group activities. Each kit is accompanied by a literature review and each PowerPoint presentation is accompanied by a list of additional resources.  Learn more about Young Adults Deserve the Best.

Online Trainer Community: connect with other trainers and share tips and ideas via YALSA's Facebook page for trainers.

Consulting: consulting is available on a range of topics relating to teen services in libraries, including: strategic planning, budgeting, evaluation of the overall teen services program, collection development, staffing the teen department, managing teen behavior, and more.

For a quick list of programs and pricing, click here.

Questions about training and consulting from YALSA? Contact Nicole Gibby Munguia, Program Officer for Continuing Education at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293