Consulting and Training from YALSA

YALSA is your source for training and consulting in services for teens. 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.

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