For immediate release | November 16, 2010

Catch up on teen services trends with YALSA’s recent webinars

CHICAGO — School librarians, teen services librarians, young adult librarians and others who work with teens in libraries can now access previously recorded webinars from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). While YALSA members will continue to enjoy complimentary access to archived webinars, all others can purchase previously recorded sessions for $19 per webinar at

YALSA webinars are hour-long sessions led by experts who offer guidance on the latest trends in teen librarianship. Most webinars offer practical strategies that can be adopted quickly by viewers and participants. Webinars are available in four content areas: advocacy; collection development and readers’ advisory; programming; and YA service delivery. All YALSA webinars are embargoed for two months after the original session takes place.
Recent webinars that are now available for purchase include:
  • Back to the Facts: YA Nonfiction, led by Angela Carstensen (Collection Development & Readers’ Advisory)
  • Back to Basics: Updated Guidelines for Everyday Service to 21st Century Teens, led by Sarah Flowers (YA Service Delivery)
  • Ready, Set, Go! 30 Ways to Reach Reluctant Readers in 60 Minutes, led by Jen Hubert Swan (Collection Development & Readers’ Advisory)
  • Risky Business, led by Linda Braun (YA Service Delivery)
  • VIPs: Why You Need Them for Advocacy, led by Karen Keys (Advocacy)
  • YA Classics, led by Sarah Debraski (Collection Development & Readers’ Advisory)
Learn more at or contact 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 audiobooks 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