Want to entice teens to read but are not sure how? Try booktalks! Participants will learn what a booktalk is, a variety of techniques on how to use them with teens, how to create hooks for books, and how to share the talks with teens. Participants will create booktalks that can be used in a booktalking session and experiment with a variety of booktalking techniques, including adding a touch of technology to jazz up presentations. Join YALSA for a month of talking about books! 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:
(VII) Services