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Become a YALSA webinar subscriber and gain access to 12 months of YALSA live webinars and all webinar archives. (YALSA members will continue to have full access to live webinar sessions and all recordings. as a part of association membership.)

Subscribe now and access YALSA's live webinars for a one-year period. Subscriptions can start at any time during the year and are annual based.

Subscription prices are:
$59 for individuals for 12 months of webinars
$129 for group subscriptions for 12 months of webinars

For more information on pricing for state library agencies, as well as general subscription pricing, contact Linda W. Braun, YALSA CE Consultant at lbraun@leonline.com.

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Upcoming Live Members' Only Webinars

Please note, our Teen Competencies series of free webinars has ended. All future webinars will be member or subscriber only webinars.


YALSA members can access registration details in the weekly association e-news or by signing into their ALA account and visiting the "Members Only" section of the YALSA website.

Non-YALSA members who want access to YALSA's webinars can become a webinar subscriber ($59 for an annual subscription) or register for individual webinars at a cost of $29/per webinar.

  • Thursday, April 11, 2PM Eastern
    What Does it Take to be Career Ready? facilitated by Sasha Gourevitch, Seattle (WA) Office of Economic Development
    In 2018 King County (WA), the Seattle Region Partnership, and the Seattle Office of Economic Development published the report, “Job Readiness Skills for Youth a Clear and Actionable Definition.” The report highlights the importance of early work experiences, provides a list of “soft skill” competencies required on the job, and helps define a developmental continuum to better match youth with employers and work experiences. This report outlines the difference between job readiness and career awareness and lays out a framework for building programs for youth that provide opportunities to build soft skills that prepare young people for success in a job and in a career. In this interactive session participants will take part in a conversation about why it’s important to understand the difference between job readiness and career awareness.
  • Thursday, May 9, 2PM Eastern
    Learn 2 Discern Media Literacy
  • Thursday, June 13, 2PM Eastern
    Building Middle School Futures
    , facilitated by Future Ready  with the Library cohort members
    Since 2016, as a part of the Future Ready with the Library IMLS-funded project, YALSA and ARSL have worked with small, rural, and tribal libraries in support of middle schooler success. The project focuses on college career awareness for the age group, however that’s not a focus on FAFSA or SATs, it’s a focus on helping young people gain social emotional skills so to be ready to plan for their futures.  In this webinar join library staff from Future Ready with the Library cohorts who will discuss how they have built services with community members and partners so to help middle schoolers succeed in life.

Questions about YALSA webinars? Contact Linda Braun for more info.  

2018 Free YALSA Webinars on the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff

Looking for more past webinars related to the above topics? Check out the respective pages below: