microphone photoLots of people talk about the importance of advocating for teen library services. Lots of people may tell you that you have to be an advocate for library teen services. But, that doesn't mean it's easy to be a teen library services advocate. YALSA wants to help and at Midwinter 2014 you'll have a chance to provide feedback on a new tool aimed at helping be a great library teen services advocate.

The program is scheduled for Sunday, January 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in room 204B. AND, five lucky session attendees will win a free ticket to the Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Reception on Monday from 10:30 to noon (a $19 value)!

At the program you'll learn about YALSA's new advocacy benchmarks and give the team developing the materials feedback on what they've put together. The Benchmarks are geared to anyone working with teens in libraries and provide ideas for beginning advocates, advocates with a bit of practice, and those who have a lot of experience in teen advocacy. Come to the session with your own examples and ideas of what you need in order to be a better advocate for teens in your community.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President and the Youth and Family Learning Manager at the Seattle Public Library.

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