Creating a Welcoming Library Environment for & with Teens

Monday, 10/5/2015 - Saturday, 10/31/2015

Using the YALSA Teen Space Guidelines as a foundation for this four-week course, participants will learn how to conduct a community needs assessment to gauge their teens’ needs and interests, and how to use their own unique resources and existing library space to most effectively help teens learn and achieve their goals. Funding options and staffing models for designing a welcoming library environment will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct a community needs assessment
  • Identify strategies for obtaining teen feedback on potential space usage
  • Determine library goals and identify their impact on space usage
  • Identifying funding and staff models for library spaces available to teens

Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • Public library workers
  • School library workers
  • Administrators



  • $155 YALSA Members
  • $195 ALA Members
  • $215 Non-Members

How to Register

Registrations are accepted via online registration system, paper registration form, mail, or fax. Check, money order, purchase order or credit card must accompany registration to reserve space in this course. Fax registrations are accepted for credit card and purchase orders only.

Tech Requirements

This e-course is hosted through Moodle.


An application has been submitted for review to the ALA HRDR office for 1 CEU.


Contact or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390.