Ever wish you had a chance to show off your skills to your current employer or a potential one?  Now you do!  YALSA’s Badges for Learning virtual badge program is now live!  Earning these badges can help you ‘show what you know’ to the world, because they can be posted to social media and online resumes.

Librarians, library workers, and library students with an interest in staying up to date on trends in teen services can complete learning-based tasks and develop skills tied directly to the seven (7) competency areas covered in YALSA’s Competencies for Serving Youth in Libraries. Participants will develop projects in one of seven areas to show proficiency in that area. Once proficiency is proven, participants will earn digital badges that can be displayed in virtual spaces, such as social media or online resumes. An expansion of YALSA’s professional development offerings, the program is free, completely virtual, and asynchronous.

Funding for this project was generously provided by HASTAC, the Mozilla Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.

For questions about these badges, contact Nicole Gibby Munguia at, (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293, or email nmunguia@ala.org. For information about our other e-learning opportunities, don’t forget to visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning.


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