Low-Stress Strategies for the After-School Crowd

Turn loitering teens into engaged and productive ones!  This webinar will explore best practices in keeping your after-school crowd under control and getting them more involved in library programs. Attendees will discover ways to make their job easier and less stressful via strategies for changing teen behavior, designing effective programs, and working with large, casual crowds of teens.

Learn how YALSA's “Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth” and national teen space guidelines can help you build a better environment for both teens and library staff.  By applying skills gained from the webinar, participants will ultimately build their base of teen patrons and future audiences via drop-in programs and more, thereby demonstrating to the community the key role libraries play in keeping teens safe and learning beyond the school day.  



How to Register

Register online today!

Registration is also available with a purchase order or by mail. Please download this form and submit with a purchase order or check. Faxed or mailed registrations must be received by the Monday prior to the Thursday webinar.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing up to one week prior to the event. No phone cancellations will be accepted. A $5 processing fee will be deducted from the registration amount. Please mail registration cancellations to:

American Library Association
ATTN: MACS, Online CE Registration
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Fax: 1-312-280-1538
Email: registration@ala.org

Refunds will be processed after the event. YALSA reserves the right to cancel a course or workshop for insufficient registration or other reasons.

Registration closes March 18. 2013

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be presented using the Adobe Connect platform. Please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for this webinar will be streamed over computer speakers, and you will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.

You can conduct a test to ensure your computer is set up with the appropriate tools to participate in YALSA’s webinar.

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

Credits &/or CEUs Heading

A certificate of participation is available for attendees of this live webinar.


Please contact Nicole Gibby Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org or 312.280.5293 with any questions.