It’s been another busy month in YALSA land. Here’s what’s been going on!
Collaborated with the Digital Media and Learning team to build out a month-long series about Teens and the Future of Libraries for connectedlearning.tv. Each episode is hosted every Tuesday in May with a different topic. The full schedule is:
May 2: Kick-off: Teens and the Future of Libraries
May 7: The Importance of Youth Access to Technology in Libraries
May 14: Effectively Leveraging Social Media in Library Programs
May 21: Getting Library & IT Administrators On-Board with Leveraging Social Media
May 28: Teens and the Future of Libraries: Sharing Best Practices (more…)
What’s been happening at YALSA? Tons of cool stuff! From the Common Core to Connected Learning to Taskforces, Teen Tech Week and more! It’s all here…
Collaborated with ALSC and AASL to create and appoint the inter-divisional Common Core Task Force, a team tasked with developing materials to educate members of all three divisions on the Common Core.
Chaired the March YALSA Board meeting via conference call. Draft minutes from the call are online at http://ow.ly/jHX4c
Attended the Digital Media & Learning Conference and met with the Connected Learning team to plan YALSA’s partnership with Connected Learning TV in May. More information is online at www.ala.org/yalsa/issues-current-projects
Convened a key discussion with YALSA members serving on various research-focused committees around the future of YALSA’s research agenda.
Represented YALSA at the Children’s Book Council Meeting on March 22 to share YALSA’s new resources and initiatives.
Appointed several new taskforces, including the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week Evaluation taskforces, the Programming Guidelines taskforce and more.
Outreach & Media:
Interviewed by New Jersey Public Radio on Teen Tech Week.