Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization

This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. How can you obtain leadership experience in an entry or mid-level library position so that you can move forward in the leadership pipeline? Perhaps your administration can’t (or won’t) provide the support you need to advance. This webinar will explore how to add tools to your leadership toolbelt - in and outside of the library - without breaking the bank.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be exposed to a variety of low-cost avenues to increase their leadership skills, and learn specific ways they can take advantage of those opportunities.

Participants will develop increased confidence in their ability to find and engage in leadership opportunities.

Who Should Attend

Library staff serving children and families who are interested in pursuing leadership opportunities within and outside their libraries.


Amalia Butler, Maplewood Memorial Library
Kristin Piepho, Managing Librarian, Mountlake Terrace Library
Sarah Wethern, Youth Librarian, Douglas County Library



ALSC offers this archived webinar to all ALSC members free of charge. Non-members can purchase the webinar archive for $25 per individual, or $195 for groups.

Become an ALSC member and save on the price of the webinar.

How to Register

If you are an ALSC member you will need your ALA login information to access the archived webinar; if you click on this link and receive a page error message, please ignore it and proceed to the login link in the top right corner of the page. If you are an ALSC member and you are having problems logging into the ALSC website please contact Sarah Polen.

Please note: As ALA transitions to a new, centralized eLearning site, this on-demand webinar is temporarily unavailable for one-click purchase via the ALA Store. If you'd like to purchase this on-demand webinar, please contact Sarah Polen.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Sarah Polen
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026