Free Competencies Webinars in 2018

YALSA will host free live monthly webinars beginning in March 2018. Each one will be facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff.

All free webinars will be held from 2:00 – 3:00pm, eastern, the second Thursday of the month.  These webinars are free and open to any interested individual, regardless of job or membership status.

Webinar recordings will be available for those who can’t participate in the live session. Reserve your free seat for the webinars you are interested in attending by selecting the link in the table below. (Note: each webinar will be capped at 100 participants in order to guarantee a high-quality learning experience.)

Topic & Activity Schedule
Information about speakers and focus will be available in early 2018


Webinar Date
(2PM Eastern)

Twitter Chat Date
(7PM Eastern)

Teen Growth and Development March 8 March 22
Interactions with Teens April 12 April 26
Learning Environments May 10 May 24
Learning Experiences June 14 June 28
Youth Engagement & Leadership July 12 July 26
Community & Family Engagement August 9 August 23
Cultural Competence & Responsiveness September 13 September 27
Equity of Access October 11 October 25
Outcomes & Assessment November 8 November 20
Continuous Learning December 13 December 27