Though boys have been behind girls in nearly every subject for more than thirty years, many teachers and librarians are still struggling to find the key to encouraging boys to read. This four-week course will cover the special issues faced in reaching boys through books. Research on early teen and tween boys will provide students with a glimpse into the differing needs of boys, how they learn and how to captivate boys through outreach, programs (including after school and SRP), reader's advisory, book talks, and other ways to utilize course resources that will get boys reading at your library. Students may expect to spend approximately 2.5 hours per week on course work.

This course is not available at this time. If you would like to make arrangements for an exclusive group offering, please contact Nicole Gibby-Munguia at nmunguia@ala.org for details.

This course addresses the following of YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth:
(II) Knowledge of Client Group
(III) Communication, Marketing & Outreach
(VII) Services