School Libraries

Self-PacedeCourse
This course is not being offered at this time. Please note: for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can also offer it exclusively to your organization! In this YALSA online course, find out how to go Beyond Booklists to serve today's teens, the most diverse generation ever. Participants will learn about available tools to help them identify the diverse teen populations in their service area and explore ways to design, implement and evaluate more in-depth services and programs for the diverse teen population and recent teen immigrants.
On-DemandWebinarFree!
Join us for this free one-hour webinar for ideas and inspiration for hosting exceptional programs at your library, even with the most limited space.
Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American -Two Perspectives," featured two books written by American Muslims, ("The Muslim Next Door" by Sumbul Ali-Karamali and "The Butterfly Mosque" by G. Willow Wilson). More than 100 programs were presented, including author readings, panel discussions, films, an open house evening at a local mosque and an art exhibit.
Frontline library advocates work at all levels in all types of libraries—public, academic, school and special—and are the internal/external face and voice of the library. They can tell the library’s story and deliver the library’s message at their comfort level and with people they know best. Because every staff member is the face of the library to his/her respective community, each infl uences what the community knows and thinks about the library; and all librarians and library staff are perfectly poised to inform people about their library’s value and needs.
On-DemandWebinarFree!
Aspects of culture and history are disappearing every day — whether it is a language on the verge of extinction, a craft form that is now forgotten, or the history of a town that no one remembers. Learn how Pilot Mountain (N.C.) Elementary School, winner of ALA's 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award, taught third-graders about cultural and historic preservation with a yearlong multimedia school library program.
LiveWebinar
In this two-part workshop, web design expert Aaron Schmidt will provide you with an accessible and practical guide to graphic design.
On-DemandeCourseAttendance Cert.
Both schools and public libraries have the same goal to help people become lifelong learners and effective and efficient users of information. There are many mutual benefits of collaborating with your area public schools. You already have the same audience. Why don't you reach them more effectively and benefit all involved? We will look at past successful collaborations. You will have a toolkit of sample forms to help you reach out to your fellow school district and/or public library.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
This eCourse shows you how you can become a visible leader in your school and community while still dealing with your day-to-day responsibilities.
On-DemandWebinar
To some, teens are a mystery, and their behavior in the library equally so.Jessica Hilbun clears up misconceptions that exist about why teens do what they do. In this webinar, you’ll not only receive tips and strategies for addressing teen behavior in the library, but you’ll also learn how you can serve as an advocate for your teen patrons, helping other library staff navigate the tides of teen behavior.
“Passing the Community Engagement Baton: A Conversation with ALA President Molly Raphael and ALA President-elect Maureen Sullivan,” hosted by ALA 2013-2014 ALA President Barbara Stripling, features an unprecedented conversation among ALA leadership, focusing on the transition of presidential initiatives and a continued focus on civic engagement. It takes place on Friday, June 8 at 11:30 a.m. Central time.