Utilizing teen input in a respectful and practical manner is a challenge at any library, yet it has countless rewards. Through this four-week YALSA e-course, participants will learn practical ways to work with teens to improve library services. Participants will learn the benefits of teen participation and engagement in the library, and will analyze examples of youth participation in collection development, programming and planning of physical/virtual spaces. In addition, participants will learn methods of incorporating youth participation into the administrative levels in public libraries and school libraries and into the community. 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:
(I) Leadership and Professionalism
(IV) Administration
(VII) Services