photo  of table with learning  happening - paper, markers, glasses, etc.YALSA is currently accepting applications from experienced members interested in being a facilitator for the association’s licensed institutes. Trainers may be asked to facilitate full-day in-person trainings a few times a year, as opportunities arise. YALSA pays trainers a small stipend and covers all travel costs associated with the training. Selected trainers will take part in a virtual training prior to their first assignment and are asked to make a one year commitment.

YALSA’s licensed institutes take place around the country and cover topics related to the association’s report The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action and the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Institutes may focus specifically on one topic, such as Community and Family Engagement or Leadership Development or may focus more generally on a range of topics within a particular theme – for example, Engaging with Teens Through Libraries.

YALSA staff works with each trainer and the hosting organization to design a learning experience that meets the needs of the staff that will participate in the session. Institute trainers are provided with support on developing handouts, agendas, and slide decks that may be a part of the session they facilitate.

Applications for the next cohort of trainers are due April 1, 2018.  Learn more and apply. Any questions contact me, YALSA’s CE Consultant, at

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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