YALSA's 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium

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Registration now open!

Everyone is welcome to join YALSA for the Young Adult Services Symposium! Programs will cover the entire spectrum of topics related to providing services for and with young adults.  Session content is focused around key issues in YALSA's recent report.

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The symposium will take place November 4–6, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh with a theme of: Empowering Teens to Increase your Library’s Impact.

The Symposium will gather together school and public library staff, educators, researchers, young adult authors and other teen advocates to discuss the role of libraries in empowering teens within the library and beyond. The event will pursue answers to such questions as:  How can libraries leverage teen talent and expertise within the library and out in the community?  What are best practices in designing youth participation opportunities for and with teens, including teens who are not regular library users?  How can libraries best connect with community agencies to provide youth-driven services and programs that meet teen needs and solve community problems?  In what ways can empowering teens through libraries address such issues as equity and inclusion?  What knowledge and skills do library staff need in order to actively engage teens of all backgrounds in youth-driven services and programs?  What existing resources can libraries leverage in order to engage and empower teens of all backgrounds?

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Questions? Contact Nichole O'Connor at 312.280.4387 or noconnor@ala.org


Registration now open!