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Do you work with youth in a small, rural, or tribal library of any kind?

Do you want to join with your community members to support the success of middle school youth and their families?

Are you interested in learning more about teens, community engagement, connected learning, and college and career awareness?

Would you like to help middle schoolers start to think about how they can turn what they love to do and are interested in into a career?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions then it’s time for you to consider applying to participate in the fourth cohort of YALSA’s Future Ready with the Library IMLS funded project. The application period runs from April 2 to May 15, 2019. All are welcome to apply, regardless of job title or type of library. Note: ALA/YALSA membership is not required to apply.

Future Ready with the Library Cohort 3 members learn about each other’s communities.

Members of cohort 4 will:

  • Discover what middle school college career awareness is (and isn’t) all about
  • Learn how to build community relationships and partnerships to support middle school college career awareness
  • Find out how to embed social emotional learning into middle school services
  • Join with others in a community of practice as a part of their Future Ready with the Library learning and work

To read more about YALSA’s Future Ready with the Library project and how to apply visit the project web page. An informational webinar on the project and the application process will be held May 1, 2019 at 2PM Eastern. You can register for the information session. If you are unable to attend the session a recording will be available.

You can read blog posts from members of previous Future Ready with the Library cohorts on the YALSAblog.

Anyone with questions about the project can contact me, Linda W. Braun, YALSA’s Future Ready with the Library grant project Project Manager.

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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