YALSA Online Courses

YALSA provides online continuing education classes to enhance the skills and knowledge of young adult librarians and library workers who serve teens. These classes are taught by specialists in young adult librarianship and are offered on a rotating basis during the summer, autumn and winter sessions.

YALSA's courses provide 10 contact hours, or the equivalent of a 1.5-day face-to-face workshop.  A certificate of completion is issued for each course taken.  YALSA’s courses are offered through Moodle, a web-based learning management system.

The curriculum of any online course offered by YALSA can be licensed for face to face presentation at your organization.  Online courses, where all seats are reserved exclusively for your staff or members, can also be licensed by an organization.  If you are interested in purchasing a course for your organization, please contact Nicole Gibby-Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.

If you have questions about YALSA’s online courses, please see our FAQ section or contact Nicole Gibby-Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.

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Upcoming Course Offerings

Winter 2015

Reading with a Critical Eye: Evaluating YA Literature
This six-week course will take place April 6 - May 17, 2015.

Summer 2015

*Save the Date*
Welcoming Spaces: Designing Library Space to Accommodate Teens with Special Needs

This four-week course will take place July 6 - August 2, 2015.

YALSA's Online Course Catalog

YALSA offers a variety of online classes on a rotating basis. Interested in one of these courses right now? All YALSA courses are available for licensing or they can be presented face-to-face to your organization at any time.  

Trying to decide what course to take next? See our suggested course pairings!