New webinar series examines hiring and onboarding in youth services

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/11/2021


Sarah Polen

Program Officer, Continuing Education




CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce a three-part webinar series from its Managing Children’s Services committee: “Building Great Teams: Hiring and Onboarding in Youth Services.” This webinar series is designed for library directors, leadership, human resources staff and other hiring managers, youth services managers, branch managers, as well as experienced youth services staff who are looking to develop their management skills. 

The series kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, with “Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring in Youth Services,” which gives attendees concrete strategies to market to the best candidate and to create hiring processes that encourage a more diverse candidate pool. 

On Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, “Onboarding Tips and Tricks in Youth Services” will address meaningful and efficient onboarding strategies to bring new hires in and help them feel empowered in their roles. 

On Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, “Mentoring and Beyond in Youth Services” will focus on how to develop new and extant staff members, including impactful ways to teach, coach and mentor those staff to become leaders in your organization. 

All webinars in the series occur at 1 p.m. ET /noon CT. 

Registration Fees (Individual Webinars): 

ALSC Member - $39.50
ALA Member - $71.10
Non Member - $79

Registration Fees (Series):

ALSC Member - $94.50
ALA Member - $170.10
Non Member - $189

Register today!

The Association for Library Service to Children is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. ALSC’s network includes more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, children’s literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members and other adults dedicated to creating a better future for children through libraries. For more information about ALSC, please visit