YALSA seeks presenters for continuing education

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist




For Immediate Release

September 29, 2009

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) currently offers four face-to-face institutes and a wide range of online classes, which are offered three times a year. YALSA is now seeking for instructors for 2010 and 2011 to design and deliver curriculum for both types of learning experiences on the following topics:

  • advocating for teen services
  • incorporating youth participation into teen services
  • readers’ advisory
  • and innovative teen programming.

Successful applicants will include those with experience in providing instruction to library workers, expertise in one of the topics and an interest in developing and teaching the curriculum for it. Interested instructors should complete the proposal form available at
http://bit.ly/yalsace and send it to

YALSA’s online courses last four weeks and are the equivalent of a full day face-to-face workshop. Licensed institutes are full-day workshops. Instructors will be compensated for creating the curriculum and for facilitating the e-courses and institutes. Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 30.

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
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,