AIMing at Tweens

This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization!

Tweens are often the ones who slip between the cracks: not children and not quite young adults. This YALSA online course will focus on the developmental needs and interests of tweens and how we can best meet those needs and interests in terms of books, activities, and programming. Participants will describe the developmental needs of the tween including physical, intellectual, moral, and social aspects; discuss how librarians can meets the developmental needs of tweens; identify books and related materials that are developmentally appropriate for tweens; develop resources for use with tweens; and share ideas for working effectively with tweens. Young adult librarians, school librarians, administrators and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with tweens will find this course helpful.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Describe the developmental needs of the tween including physical, intellectual, moral, and social aspects;
  • Discuss how librarians can meets the developmental needs of tweens;
  • Identify books and related materials that are developmentally appropriate for tweens;
  • Develop resources for use with tweens; and
  • Share ideas for working effectively with tweens.

Who Should Attend

  • Teen Services librarians
  • School librarians
  • Public librarians
  • Administrators
  • Any literacy-focused professional who works directly with tweens.

Instructor

Teri Lesesne was a middle school English teacher before she began teaching in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Texas.  She teaches grad classes in children’s and YA literature.

Registration

Cost

With a group offering, all registrants, regardless of membership status, will receive the YALSA member rate.

Group offering without CEUs - $155 per person
Group offering with CEUs - $175 per person
 

How to Register

This course is currently available only as an organization-exclusive offering. For inquiries about how employees at your organization can participate in an offering exclusive to your group, please contact Program Officer, Continuing Education Nicole Gibby-Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-312-280-5293.

Payment is accepted via check, money order, purchase order or credit card. Fax registrations are accepted for credit card and purchase orders only.

Tech Requirements

This e-course is hosted through Moodle.

CEUs

For organizations requesting an organization-exclusive offering of the course, an application for CEU credits may be filed upon request. This four-week course may be eligible for 1 CEU credit.

Contact

Contact Nicole Gibby-Munguia, YALSA's Program Officer, Continuing Education, at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.

Course Pairings

Interested in other special populations classes? Check out Boys and Books and Beyond Booklists! Interested in serving teens and tweens? Check out Navigating the Divide!