Boys and Books

BlendedOnceCEUs

This course is not currently being offered as part of the 2015 course schedule; however, it is available to groups interested in holding a licensed presentation for their organization.

Though boys have been behind girls in nearly every subject for more than thirty years, many teachers and librarians are still struggling to find the key to encouraging boys to read. This YALSA e-course will cover the special issues faced in reaching boys through books. Research on early teen and tween boys will provide students with a glimpse into the differing needs of boys, how they learn and how to captivate boys through outreach, programs (including after school and summer reading programs), readers advisory, book talks, and other ways to utilize course resources that will get boys reading at your library.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify needs and interests of teenage boys
  • examine and create booktalks
  • identify books that meet needs of teen boys

Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • Public librarians
  • School librarians
  • Administrators
  • any professional who works directly with teens

Registration

Cost

For groups interested in a group-exclusive offering of this course (minimum 15 participants) $155 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.

Registrations are accepted via online registration system, paper registration form, mail, or fax. 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.

Tech Requirements

This e-course is hosted through Moodle.

Credits

For organizations requesting an organization-exclusive offering of the course, an application for CEU credits may be filed upon request.

Contact

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