Boys and Books (YALSA)

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.

Who Should Attend

Young adult librarians, school librarians, administrators, teachers, and any professional who works directly with teens.

Course Requirements

Participation is this course will require approximately 2.5 hours (asynchronous) per week to:

  • Read the online course material
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete online exercises

Instructor

To be determined

Date(s) & Time(s)

This course is not currently scheduled to be offered, but is available to be licensed for presentation to your library by contacting Nicole Gibby Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5293.

Course Length

Four weeks

Fee

  • $155 YALSA members
  • $195 ALA members
  • $215 nonmembers

Course Pairings

Interested in other special populations classes? Check out Beyond Booklists and AIMing at Tweens!

Registration

Registration for this course is not presently available.

Contact

Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA's program officer for continuing education, at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.