A version of this post originally appeared on the YALS site on Tuesday, December 25.
Have you heard about YALSA’s badges project – a project funded by the MacArthur Foundation; Mozilla; and the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC). The monies give YALSA the chance to develop a set of badges to help those working with teens in libraries gain skills and knowledge. The badges, which will launch in the spring, focus on the seven competencies covered in YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth.
You might wonder, what are badges and why should I care? We’ve got some answers for you in this podcast with me, Matthew Moffett – YALSA’s Podcast Manager, and association Board member Sarah Sogigian.
Not only can you gain skills when earning badges they are also great way to connect, create, and collaborate with the teen library services community. You can learn more about YALSA’s badges and the Badges for Lifelong Learning Project:
- There will be a meeting at ALA Midwinter all about YALSA’s Badges project on Sunday, January 27, 8:30 AM in Room 604 of the Washington Convention Center
- Badges for Lifelong Learning on the YALSAblog
- Digital Media and Learning site badge information
- Mozilla Open Badges