The final webinar in our series related to the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff took place on December 13. The theme was continuous learning and it was facilitated by Casey Rawson and Ness Shortley. Casey and Ness are two of the authors of the book Instruction and Pedagogy for Youth in Public Libraries.
In the webinar Casey and Ness discussed how through co-learning with teens and through a focus on outcomes library staff can continue their own learning while providing meaningful services for and with teens.
In 2019 YALSA is offering a new subscription option for those interested in the association’s webinar. The subscription gives non-members the opportunity to register for live webinar sessions and access the full webinar archive. Learn more on the YALSA website or contact Linda W. Braun, YALSA’s CE Consultant.
The first webinar of 2019 will be on Thursday, January 10 at 2PM Eastern. It’s titled Everyday Disability: Welcoming Teens With Disabilities and will be facilitated by Vera Elwood, Hays (KS) Public Library. This webinar will offer actionable strategies for welcoming teens with disabilities into your libraries. The presentation will define disability, discuss ableism, talk through disability etiquette, and offer actionable strategies for welcoming teens with disabilities into your library. The presentation will be followed by case studies with a focus on group brainstorming and a time for questions and discussion. After this webinar, attendees should feel confident in advocating for and empowering their teens to succeed. Learn more on the YALSA website.