Connect, Create, Collaborate – Connect, Connect, Connect & Don’t Assume

Tweet A couple of recent events and conversations have me thinking, once again, about the importance of library staff working with teens connecting with stakeholders, administrators, teens, etc. to make sure that teens have the best services possible. Here’s a brief rundown: When Chris Shoemaker and I presented on YALSA’s Badges for Lifelong Learning project … Continue reading Connect, Create, Collaborate – Connect, Connect, Connect & Don’t Assume

Catch-Up on YALSA’s Badge Project @ Midwinter

Tweet We’ve posted quite a bit about YALSA’s badges project on this blog and on Twitter. But, maybe you’ve been saying to yourself, “This all sounds great but I want to learn more face-to-face.” Here’s your opportunity, we’ll be talking badges at ALA Midwinter in Seattle on Sunday, January 27, at the Washington Convention Center … Continue reading Catch-Up on YALSA’s Badge Project @ Midwinter

How to Have a Good Badge Experience

Tweet Over the next several weeks we’ll continue to post on the YALSAblog about what is going on in the world of badging, how organizations like YALSA are integrating badges into their initiatives, and how badges can be used in educational settings. Last week we posted on how badges can enhance professional development. As you … Continue reading How to Have a Good Badge Experience

YALSA President’s Report – April 2012

Tweet Monthly President’s Report – April 2012 April was a very interesting month for me on the YALSA front. I’m just back from a week in Washington, D.C. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of last week, YALSA Executive Director Beth Yoke and I, along with several hundred other library supporters, attended National Library Legislative Day. … Continue reading YALSA President’s Report – April 2012

30 Days of Innovation #20: Learn Something New

Tweet The YALSA Board of Directors is always looking for ways to incorporate innovation into our overall mission to expand and strengthen library services for teens and to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve, and empower teens and young adults. One of our core functions is to provide continuing education to … Continue reading 30 Days of Innovation #20: Learn Something New

30 Days of Teen Programming: Project Outcome & Field-Based Examples of Measuring Outcomes of Young Adult Services

Tweet YALSA’s recently updated Teen Programming Guidelines encourage the use of evidence-based outcome measurement as a means of developing meaningful programs for young people. The Public Library Association – through its latest field-driven initiative, Project Outcome – is also working to assist with librarians’ efforts to capture the true value and impact of programs and … Continue reading 30 Days of Teen Programming: Project Outcome & Field-Based Examples of Measuring Outcomes of Young Adult Services

Rethinking What We Do: Professional Development

Tweet It’s not a new premise that you can take part in professional development on your own time and at a computer. But, have you thought about the ways you can take part in professional development not just to learn new things but to expand your professional learning network (PLN) and learn from colleagues about … Continue reading Rethinking What We Do: Professional Development