YALS Summer 2016 – College & Career Readiness

cover of summer 2016 YALS showing map with paths to different college career related iconsAny day now YALSA members and YALS subscribers should find in their mailboxes the latest issue of YALS. (The digital edition is already available on the Members Only section of the YALSA website.) The summer 2016 theme is college & career readiness (CCR) and includes articles on:

  • Developing space that supports helping youth gain CCR skills and information
  • Developing activities and a program of service that supports teen acquisition of CCR skills and information
  • The role of digital equity in CCR
  • What Project Lead The Way is all about
  • How creating tinkering opportunities supports teen ability to gain 21st century skills
  • The skills library staff need to succeed in the 21st century work place


It’s an issue filled with great information that readers can use as they plan their support of teen CCR needs. The issue also connects to YALSA’s recently received IMLS grant, Future Ready with the Library, that focuses on helping library staff in small, rural, and tribal communities develop CCR services for middle school youth.

Along with the CCR content in the issue don’t miss the YALSA Highlight section that includes the full text of the association’s new organizational plan and the full text of the recently updated teen spaces position paper. This section also includes an article by Abby Phillips, the 2015-2016 YALSA Board Fellow. If you ever wondered what it’s like to hold that position on the YALSA Board, this article will give you very good insight into that.

There’s a lot to check-out in the issue and over the next few weeks look for complimentary content on the YALSAblog.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.
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