For immediate release | May 13, 2013

LLAMA / YALSA webinar reveals how teen services increase library value and impact

CHICAGO — If you are looking for a way to add value to your public library, then expanding teen services may be the perfect solution. The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will present “Increase your library's value in the community by amping up teen services” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, June 12.

Presenter Mary Hastler is the director of Harford County Public Library in Belcamp, Md.

This webinar is geared towards public library administrators and directors.

Participants will learn:

  • how a teen space can add value to the library and increase patron satisfaction;
  • key data and research that you can use to make the case for teen services;
  • national guidelines from YALSA to use to evaluate your library's overall success in teen services;
  • funding sources available for teen-focused programs and services.


LLAMA and YALSA members: $49

Non-LLAMA/YALSA member $59

LLAMA/YALSA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199

Non-LLAMA/YALSA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online:

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association

About the Young Adult Library Services Association

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail:


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

American Library Association

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)