The (virtual) 2010 YALSA President’s Program is now live.

By now you may have already heard about our fabulous panel…but just in case, here’s a quick description:

  • Media MashUp is a tech-based program that Jennifer Nelson created at the Hennepin County Library. Hear from librarians throughout the country involved in the program — about the risks they took and the lessons they learned.
  • FIERCE, NYC is a member-led organization serving GLBTQ youth of color in New York City. FIERCE members and staff talk about the risks they take, the skills they’ve gained, and the victories they’ve had as a result.
  • Dr. Peter Benson of the Search Institute speaks about the new research they’ve done on youths who thrive — teens who have identified their “spark.” As librarians, we have a role in helping teens identify their spark — their passion. Fortunately, the Search Institute also gave us some tools we can use. Their Risk Tool Kit is a must-have!

We hope you’ll check it out — and respond! Comments are open on the various Panelists’ pages, so please dive in and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear your reactions, about the risks you’re taking, and the innovations you’re bringing to the library world!

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