Booktalks Quick and Simple

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!

Want to entice teens to read but are not sure how? Try booktalks! In this YALSA online course, participants will learn what a booktalk is as well as a variety of techniques on how to use them with teens. Learn how to create hooks for books and how to share the talks with teens. Participants will create booktalks that can be used in a booktalking session and experiment with a variety of booktalking techniques. Even add a touch of technology to jazz up your presentations. Join booktalking expert Nancy J. Keane for a month of talking about books.

Learning Outcomes

  • create booktalks for books
  • experiment with booktalk techniques
  • incorporate technology into booktalk presentations


Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • School librarians
  • Public librarians
  • Literacy-focused professionals who works directly with teens



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 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.


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

Course Pairings

Interested in other YA literature classes? Check out Boys and Books, Graphic Novels and Teen Readers, Making the Match, and Power Up with Print!