You may have heard that our YALSA committee, Partnerships Advocating for Teens (or PAT), is putting on a session at ALA Annual in Chicago.’  In case you haven’t heard about it, here’s a brief summary:

“It Takes Two: Creating Partnerships with School and Public Libraries” will feature speakers who have considerable knowledge and expertise on school and public library collaboration. In addition to a few useful and engaging exercises designed to help us all ‘bridge the gap,’ there will also be several “Showcase” presenters. These folks will talk about their successful programs and partnerships, and will focus specifically on what others can do to follow suit!

Here is where YOU come in.’  Do you work fabulously with your counterpart at the local school or library?’  Have you created a joint library/school program at a middle school or high school designed to meet a specific need?’  Have you instated innovative services and projects serving teens at schools and libraries with success?’  Then we want you to present! Those selected to participate in the ALA session will also be featured in the fall issue of YALS Magazine.

If you would like to share your success story, please fill out this application:

And send it to me, Amy Pelman, by Friday, March 13.

Keep watching for more posts from the PAT Committee. We’ll be talking about the topic of school and public library collaboration once a month until the conference in July.

About Partnerships Advocating for Teens

The purpose of this YALSA Committee is to explore, recommend, initiate, and implement ways of working with other organizations that work for youth.

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