What skills, qualities and competencies do library staff need in order to provide the best services and support to the teens and tweens in our communities?
Volunteer to help YALSA update its “Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth” document, with particular emphasis on aligning the document to the principles in the Futures Report, since the document was last updated in 2010!
More information about the document, taskforce charge and more may be found below:
YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Young Adults Deserve the Best (2010)
Competencies Update Task Force (Charge)
Review the current document called “Young Adults Deserve the Best: Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth” and update the language and content, as needed, to ensure it reflects the mission and core values of teens services as described in The Future of Library Service for and With Teens: A Call to Action. Provide a draft for the Spring Executive meeting, and submit a final report with recommended changes for Board consideration by Annual 2016. Task force size: 5 – 7 virtual members, including the Chair.
Previous Competencies Update drafts:
Click to access CompetenciesDraft_AN15.pdf
Click to access CompetenciesDraft_MW16.pdf
Please email me at candice.yalsa [at] gmail.com if you are interested in serving on this important taskforce!