Power Up with Print


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!

Get more teens reading! Young adult literature is a rapidly growing field and keeping up with the latest in YA literature can be challenging. Through this course students will learn about key young adult authors and books, and will learn how to evaluate and select materials in a range of formats. Students will also explore how to best utilize the YALSA book awards to meet the needs of their young adult community. In addition, students will learn about the important role young adult librarians play in their library and will learn how to create a vision for providing excellent service to the young adult population.

Learning Outcomes

• Examine the role of young adult services in libraries and develop a personal or departmental mission
• Learn about important young adult authors and books, including classics and contemporary classics
• Learn about the various YALSA awards – how they are selected and who their target audience is
• Learn about  different categories and formats of material including adult books, magazines and web content

Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • Public library workers
  • School library workers
  • Teachers
  • Any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens (and/or tweens)



Valerie Davis



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.

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.


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 nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.