Life Hacks 101: Strategies for Preparing Your Teens for Adulthood

Thursday, 12/17/2015
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Ever stop and think about how many of the life skills we take for granted that we use in our everyday lives? We weren't born with those skills, we were taught them!  The library is a perfect place for teens to learn these skills, or “life hacks” - tricks that make processes in your everyday life a bit easier. Join YALSA for a webinar on how to not only develop life hack programming for your teens, but also re-claim precious time in your day by partnering with community groups and organizations who can lead the programming FOR you!

Takeaways

  • How to identify life skills that the teens in your community need
  • Life hack programming ideas
  • Organizations with whom you can partner to present life hack programming

Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • Public library workers
  • School library workers
  • Other professionals who work with teens or teach life skills

Registration

Cost

YALSA members: Free



Non-Members: Available for purchase on-demand, beginning January 17.
                        $19 for individual webinar purchase

                         $49 for a set of any three on-demand webinars

                         $99 for a group registration (ten logins) for this one webinar



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

How to Register

YALSA members may register for this webinar using the registration link provided in their weekly YALSA e-news. For questions regarding e-news distribution, please contact Anna Lam, Communications Specialist, at alam@ala.org.

Tech Requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise; or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32-bit edition, or 64-bit edition with 32-bit browser)
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7; 2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.x or 3.x (first choice); Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8; or Google Chrome (last choice, as it occasionally interferes with speaker microphones)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later

Mac

  • 500MHz PowerPC® G3 or faster or 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4–10.6 (Intel); Mac OS X v10.4 (PowerPC)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.x or 3x; Safari 2.x; or Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1

    Mobile

  • Apple devices: iOS 3 or 4, created for Apple iPhone; compatible with Apple iPad and iPod Touch (3G or 4G connection recommended)
  • Android™ devices: Android 2.2; Adobe AIR® for Android; compatible with HTC Nexus One and Motorola Droid (3G or 4G connection recommended)

Plug-Ins

Adobe Connect runs off a Flash platform.  Meeting participants need to set their computer settings to allow plug-ins.

Audio

Audio for Connect meetings is provided using VOIP. Meeting participants need to have a computer headset with microphone.  Microphones and speakers that are built into computers are usable, but if they are used then other webinar participants in Connect will actually be able to hear people speaking through the computer's speakers as well as through the microphone of the person speaking, which creates an echo or makes the sound quality fuzzy. Here are some better options to explore:

  • YALSA staff use this for webinars:  http://tinyurl.com/34vueqz
  • If you have a head set you use with your phone, this may work, but you’ll want to test it out prior to any official webinar to be sure.

Test Your Connection

Conduct a test to ensure your computer is set up with the appropriate tools to participate in YALSA’s webinar. To do this, click on the Test Meeting Connection URL located here: http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If you have never participated in a webinar before, you can watch an overview of a webinar.

Contact

Contact yalsa@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390.