#act4teens: Midwinter, YOUmedia, Partnerships, Tours, and You

Tweet By Adrienne Strock For a complete list of YALSA happenings at ALA’s 2015 Midwinter meeting, see the YALSA Midwinter wiki page. Midwinter YALSA YOUmedia Partnership Session: Partnering Strategically to Reach beyond Library Walls Join representatives from YOUmedia and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) as they discuss the history and evolution of their partnerships throughout … Continue reading #act4teens: Midwinter, YOUmedia, Partnerships, Tours, and You

Connected Learning: Chicago Expands YOUmedia

Tweet Chicago Public Libraries and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are on board to expand their connected learning project, YOUmedia. A grant from the MacArthur Foundation and a contribution from the mayor will allow the Chicago Public Library to expand the program into five new locations as well as offering pop-up labs for teens at branches around … Continue reading Connected Learning: Chicago Expands YOUmedia

Connect, Create, Collaborate: a perspective on the YOUMedia evaluation report, “Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library”

Tweet At seventy-four pages, it’s taken me a month to find some focused time to read and digest the new three-year evaluation of Chicago Public Library’s YOUMedia space. YOUMedia has been written about several times on the YALSA blog as well as in other places. If you haven’t experienced it, and you’ll be in Chicago … Continue reading Connect, Create, Collaborate: a perspective on the YOUMedia evaluation report, “Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library”

YALSA YouMedia Tour Planned for Annual 2013

Tweet by Portia Latalladi Near the State Street entrance of the Harold Washington Library Center, you’ll find a special space where high school teens can express themselves in unique ways, utilizing the latest technology and gadgets. This successful hub of inspiration and innovation has garnered national attention and serves as a model to the wave … Continue reading YALSA YouMedia Tour Planned for Annual 2013

Learn with YALSA this Spring

Tweet What are you doing this spring? Why not consider participating in one of YALSA’s CE opportunities which include a brand new e-course and three webinars all focusing on topics that help all library staff working with and for teens to support youth and their communities. Read on to find out what the association has … Continue reading Learn with YALSA this Spring

YALSA President’s Program: Supporting Youth Activism in Your Library

Tweet Each year the YALSA president’s program serves a two-fold purpose: it is a membership meeting providing members with updates and highlighting YALSA’s accomplishments for the year under the leadership of its president, and it includes a session encompassing the theme the YALSA president has selected for the year. During the membership meeting, YALSA President … Continue reading YALSA President’s Program: Supporting Youth Activism in Your Library

YALSA’s Board Heads to New Orleans

Tweet Hello, Colleagues- The YALSA Board of Directors is headed to New Orleans for ALA’s 2018 Annual Meeting! The agenda and related documents for our meetings are posted here. Please feel free to attend our Board meetings on Saturday from 1:00-5:00 and/or on Sunday from 4:30-5:30. All of our meetings will be held in the … Continue reading YALSA’s Board Heads to New Orleans

Socializing to Social Justice: WTF—Woke Teen Forum—at the Hartford Public Library

Tweet An interview with Gabbie Barnes by Izabel Gronski This post is part of the YALSA Presidential Theme: Youth Activism through Community Engagement The YALSA Presidential Advisory Taskforce was recently brainstorming librarians that were out there in the trenches, working hard to support youth activism through community engagement. Immediately, I thought back to a presentation … Continue reading Socializing to Social Justice: WTF—Woke Teen Forum—at the Hartford Public Library

Transforming Teen Services: Making in the Library While Learning to Fail

Tweet Makerspaces, making, and the maker movement have become frequent conversation topics among librarians. We’ve encouraged making in the library through programming focused on writing, drawing, designing, building, coding, and more. As informal learning and gathering spaces, libraries are by nature situated to invite collaboration and discovery. In many cases, making has been associated with … Continue reading Transforming Teen Services: Making in the Library While Learning to Fail

ALA Annual Visit: Chicago Libraries

Tweet The Chicago Public Library System is over 100 years old.  The city council passed an ordinance in 1872 to establish a free public library after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 devastated the city.  In fact, the first Chicago Public Library was opened in a water tank that had survived the disaster. Now, there … Continue reading ALA Annual Visit: Chicago Libraries