YALSA's Webinars

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Join YALSA for its webinars! Keep up-to-date on developments in the field with these interactive learning sessions.

Upcoming Live Webinars

All YALSA webinars take place at 2 p.m. Eastern. Webinars are 60 minutes.  Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, live webinars are a benefit that are available to members only.  Members can sign up for the free webinars via a link that is provided in the weekly YALSA E-news.  Not a member yet?  Join now!

  • July 17: Thinking Outside the Book to Meet Teens' Needs
    Libraries provide a crucial service in meeting the educational, recreational, and developmental needs of their teen patrons, with collections that are more rich and diverse than just the books in it. Join Amy Pattee as she discusses ways in which you can highlight the overlooked resources in your collection and match them with your teen patrons’ interests. You’ll also learn about unexpected items that you can add to your collection in order to create broader appeal and “think outside the book”.
  • August 21: Welcoming Spaces: Serving Patrons with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
    *Please note: this webinar is 90 minutes*

    Today’s autism rates are 20 times higher than in the 1980s. This increase has profoundly changed who we serve in libraries. Library staff aren’t always aware of those on the autism spectrum, which can make serving this population a challenge. In this session, Linda Braun and Renee McGrath will provide library staff with specifics on understanding autism; tips on providing the best customer service; specific programming examples, and will also introduce emerging technologies.

Interested in future YALSA webinars? Use our calendar to check for dates as we add them.

About the webinars:

  • Webinars are 60 minutes long, including time for questions and answers
  • Webinars take place at 2 p.m. Eastern.
  • All registrants receive:
    • a certificate of participation
    • access to the recording and PowerPoint slides
  • They are commercial-free
  • Webinars are delivered by an expert trainer
  • All YALSA members get free access to YALSA's webinars two months after they're originally recorded in the Members' Only section of this web site

Questions? Contact Nicole Gibby Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433 ext 5293.

Registration Information

  • Webinars are $39 for individual YALSA members, $29 for students, $49 for all other individuals, or  $195 for groups. YALSA’s group rate gives an institution ten logins for the webinar.
  • Registration through the ALA Online Learning Center for both individual and group registrations. To register offline, please fill out this form (PDF) and then fax or mail it in.

Other Information

  • YALSA does not distribute contact information to webinar sponsors.
  • YALSA's webinars are led by professional experts, selected by YALSA, and are not employees of paid sponsors.
  • YALSA webinars are certified for one Library Education Unit in the state of Indiana.
  • All webinars provide one contact hour.
  • Learn about YALSA's other  continuing education opportunities.
  • Interested in sponsoring a YALSA webinar? Find out more in our media and sponsorship kit (PDF).
  • Interested in a past YALSA webinar? Read descriptions and buy recordings at the Webinars-on-Demand page.


Members can see archived webinars for free, two months after they take place, in YALSA's members' only section. All others can purchase access to recent YALSA webinars for $19. YALSA webinars will be available two months after they take place.  

Free Webinars

Interested in YALSA’s webinars, but want to see if they're right for you? Check out one of our free webinars-on-demand: