Welcome to YALSA’s New Blog Manager

YALSA has a new Blog Manager. mk Eagle started the job today.

mk is a school librarian in Massachusetts and has been a writer for the blog for the past couple of years. She writes about school librarianship, technology, trends, and more. And, her posts are regularly highlighted in AL Direct. You can easily read all of mk’s posts. In the near future the YALSA blog will publish a podcast interview with mk.

If you have questions about the blog, or are interested in becoming a YALSA blogger, feel free to contact mk at eagle.mk@gmail.com.

Libraries 3.0: Teen Edition

Just years ago the Library 2.0 concept rocketed to fame, with libraries across the country adopting user-center practices, policies and content. Library 2.0 encourages libraries to constantly update their services and content to best serve their users. The need to keep services, convenient and user-centered is especially important in teen services where our users are constantly changing themselves. This asks teen librarians to constantly rethink their collection and services, not an easy task.

If you are ready to leap ahead with the next incarnation of library services to teens join us for Libraries 3.0: Teen Edition Institute in Boston. Registration for the institute opens today, October 1st. Participants will hear a speech from teen author and technology blogger Cory Doctorow (via Skype), as well as a thought provoking keynote speech by acting California State Librarian and futurist, Stacey Aldrich. Join in the discussion with librarians Laura Pearle, Wendy Stephens, and Buffy Hamilton as they present “Flip This Library” and rethink your library’s space and services for teens. Continue reading