Each month, through December, YALSA is sponsoring free webinars (for members and non-members) on topics related to the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff.
The July webinar (the full video recording is available after the break), facilitated by April Zuniga from the McAllen (TX) Public Library, covered the topic of Youth Engagement and Leadership. In her discussion April discussed how to build relationships with teens so to learn about their needs and interests and help teens feel comfortable engaging with and leading through the library.
YALSA will host a follow-up Twitter chat on learning experiences on Thursday, July 26, at 7PM Eastern. Use the hashtag #yalsace to participate.
Don’t forget to also check out YALSA’s book, Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Roadmap, with more information on Youth Engagement & Leadership.