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Connect, Create, Collaborate: National YA Forum on Teens & Libraries Is the Next Big Thing
Posted By Linda W Braun On November 22, 2012 @ 9:58 am In YALSA Info. | No Comments
Have you heard? YALSA received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to facilitate a year-long project. What’s the project about? It brings together library staff that work with teens, educators, library educators, youth development experts, technology experts, and stakeholders to talk about the future of YA services. All leading to a white paper that will outline where teen services should go in the future and how best to support teens in libraries and communities.
There are two key pieces to the Forum that lead to the white paper:
Attendees at the Summit include the project Advisory Board and invited guests including museum educators, youth development experts, experts in digital media and learning, high school teachers and college professors, library directors, and library school faculty. Along with the project Board and invited attendees, 15 applicants were selected (from a pool of 68) to attend. These applicants are from a range of settings including school and public libraries, state libraries, and out-of-school time programs.
This project gives YALSA the opportunity to connect, create, and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders in teen library services. The white paper that will be published at the end of the project (and which will be open to comment prior to publication) will outline the next big thing for libraries, teens, and communities.
You can keep up with information on the project via its website.
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