Registration now open for YALSA’s Back to Basics webinar

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist



For Immediate Release

April 1, 2010

CHICAGO — Today’s teens represent one of the largest generations in history. They’re the most ethnically diverse, they’re adept at technology — and libraries need to be able to serve their unique needs. To make sure your library is equipped to serve this dynamic population, register for Back to Basics: Updated Guidelines for Everyday Service to 21st Century Teens, a webinar hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at 2 p.m. EDT on April 22.

YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth ( play a key role in everyday service to young adult patrons. Sarah Flowers, author of “Young Adults Deserve the Best: Putting YALSA’s Competencies into Action,” will lead the webinar, discussing practical ways to promote and apply the YALSA competencies to ensure quality library service to teens in your community. Registration for the webinar closes April 19.

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,