Are you a new to working with teens? Are you struggling to find easy but effective programs? Do you feel that you are not meeting the need of teens in your library? Would you like to meet others who work with teens? If so, come to the YALSA preconference “The Nuts & Bolts of Serving Teens: Practical Tips for the Library Generalist or New YA Librarian” on Friday, June 24, from 12:30 to 4:30 P.M. in New Orleans.

Simple strategies for providing programs and services for teens will be discussed as well as collection development, YALSA competencies, incorporating technology into library services and teen programming, and why teens and libraries need each other. Tips for dealing with teen behavior (good and bad) during programs and in the general library setting will also be covered. Featured speakers include Angelina Manfredi (Los Alamos County Library System), Erin Helmrich (Ann Arbor District Library), Mari Hardacre (Allen County Public Library) and Jesse Vieau (Madison Public Library).

This program has all the tools that you need to fill your library toolbox and more! The half-day preconference covers the all the essentials for exemplary teen services. Tickets for the event cost $129 and include light refreshments. Registration for 2011 ALA Annual Conference is not necessary to participate in the preconference.

If you wish to register for this event without registering for Annual, you can download the form to mail or fax in (go to page 12 and ignore part I). If you haven’t registered for Annual, you can do so at and add this special event onto your registration.

If you have already registered and would like to add this special event to your registration, you have two options: (1) By phone: Call ALA Registration at 1 (800) 974-3084 and ask to add a workshop to your existing registration; (2) Online: To add an event to your existing registration use your log in and password to access your existing Annual registration and add events in the “Your Events” section (screen 6). Then simply check out and pay for the events you have added.

We hope to see you there!

Posted on behalf of Carrie Wuensch-Harden.

About mk Eagle

I'm the librarian at Holliston High School, a bit west of Boston. In my spare time I advise my school's yearbook and Gay Straight Alliance, write about food, and root for the Red Sox.

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