For immediate release | June 4, 2010

Start risky business at your library with YALSA’s July 15 webinar

CHICAGO - Being a teen librarian is risky business — and Risky Business: Taking Risks to Improve Teen Services, YALSA’s July 15 webinar, can help participants smartly and effectively take risks to improve services and programs for teens in their communities. The webinar will take place July 15 at 2 p.m. EDT. Registration is now open at
Led by Linda Braun, 2009-2010 YALSA president and co-author of "Risky Business: Taking and Managing Risks in Library Services for Teens," this webinar will provide participants with tools to help manage risk in developing collections, planning programs and services, introducing technology into their libraries and gaining institutional support. Braun will discuss why taking risks is important and show participants how to assess their library’s capacity for risk and ways to engage in those risks.
Webinars cost $39 for individual YALSA members and $49 for all other individuals. Registration is open at YALSA also offers a group rate of $195, available by contacting Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn