YALSA can provide training for your organization from its top-notch teen services trainers. You supply the space and audience, and YALSA supplies experienced presenters, materials, and content. (Interested in being a YALSA trainer? Apply online.)
Presenters and specific content can be adapted for your audience's specific needs. All workshops are full-day workshops. In addition, YALSA's online courses may be licensed and presented as a full-day face-to-face workshop. Read participant testimonials to find out why you should bring in one of YALSA's consultants.
Beginner's Guide to Teens & Libraries
Nearly every staff person interacts with teens in some way. This training is geared toward providing staff with strategies to ensure that the interaction is positive.
Engaging Teens with the Library
Providing quality services for and with teens requires a focus on outcomes, integrating youth voice and connected learning into programs and services, and engaging with community and families. Participants in this institute learn about these topics and how to bring them into their services for and with teens.
Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff
Participants in this Institute learn how to build the knowledge and skills within YALSA's Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff into their day-to-day practices from designing activities for and with teens to writing job descriptions.
Speak Up, Stand Up, Step Up: Advocating for Teens
Speaking up for teens and teen library services is an important part of the work of all librarians, and particularly important for young adult librarians. It can however be difficult to know how to be successful as a teen advocate and it can be hard to help community members, administrators, and colleagues understand why teen services are important to teens and to the entire library community. Participants in this Institute will learn how to articulate the value of teen services by focusing on the skills and knowledge, the outcomes, teens gain when they take part in library activities..