YALSA can provide training for your organization from its top-notch teen services consultants. You supply the space and audience, and YALSA supplies top-rate presenters, materials, and content.
Presenters and specific content may vary by date and site. 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. Participants will achieve a better understanding of adolescent needs and behaviors and how to deal with them.
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..
Teens , Tech, & 21st Century Skills
There are always new technology tools for teens and library staff to use. While the tools change the value of using technology for and with teens to help them develop 21st century skills remains the same. Participants in this Institute will learn how to determine the best technology to use with and for teens based on specific needs and purposes. And, by doing that, be able to focus less on what's hot and what's not and more on what's going to help teens the most.