Each month, through December, YALSA is sponsoring free webinars (for members and non-members) on topics related to the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff.
The August webinar (the full video recording is available after the break) on the topic of Community and Family Engagement was moderated by Bernie Farrell, Youth Programs and Family Services Coordinator at the Hennepin County Library (HCPL). Bernie was joined by staff from the public library and from Learning Dreams one of HCPL’s community partners. In their presentation the panelists discussed how library staff and community members work together to help emerging adults build self-advocacy skills, particularly those young people who are experiencing homelessness.
YALSA will host a follow-up Twitter chat on learning experiences on Thursday, August 23, at 7PM Eastern. Use the hashtag #yalsace to participate.
Don’t forget to also check out YALSA’s book, Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Roadmap, with more information on Community and Family Engagement.