Self-Paced eLearning

YALSA's self-paced e-Learning bundles are a collection of YALSA's most popular webinars and selected YALS articles organized into a mini-curriculum on topics that library staff can learn about in manageable pieces of time. Included are questions to think about while working with the material and context for each topic to help library staff frame their learning.

The bundles are available in the ALA Store. Once purchased, users will have immediate access to their eLearning and the content is accessible at anytime. Simply use the links provided within the bundle to reach the material.

Each bundle can be purchased for $75 each or $130 for both. The bundles are also offered as a group rate for $199 per bundle.

Self-Paced eLearning Available Now

Welcome to the Library: Welcoming Space, Staff, and Services
(approximate total time for this bundle: 280 minutes)

A welcoming library environment requires space in which teen needs are met, staff that understand how to build relationships with and support a variety of teen needs, and services that focus on teen interests. This YALSA professional learning bundle helps you to put those pieces of space, staff, and services together.

With access to this bundle you will learn:

  •     How to configure spaces that support the personal, developmental, and academic needs of teens, so to support collaborative and individualized formal and informal learning
  •     How all staff can successfully interact and support teens with potentially challenging behaviors
  •     How to develop services with teens that focus specifically on teen interests and needs

Purchase this bundle as an individual or a group.

Hands-On Learning
(approximate total time for this bundle: 290 minutes)

Public and school libraries are the perfect community institutions to support and provide informal learning in out of school time. This YALSA professional learning bundle focuses on three informal learning examples that will inspire and give you what you need to get started in providing similar opportunities with your community.

With access to this bundle you will learn:

  •     How coding programs help teens gain skills while at the same time support college career readiness and building community connections
  •     How connecting STEM and interning experiences gives teens the chance to learn 21st century skills and have a voice in that learning
  •     How helping teens learn about their own passions and interests gives them a chance to gain career skills and get jobs in their very own community

Purchase this bundle as an individual or a group.

For more information, contact Anna Lam, or Tammy Dillard-Steels,