[OYAN] Upcoming opportunities for teen librarians

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu May 2 16:29:43 PDT 2013

Hi! I just received a newsletter from ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association. I thought the following two opportunities may be of interest to some of you, especially those of you interested in learning more about how teens use social media and how your library might get your messages to them better.

Bringing Social Media into Libraries
Throughout the month of May, YALSA has teamed up with the folks at http://connectedlearning.tv/ to facilitate free online discussions about libraries, connected learning and social media.   The project kicks off on May 2nd, then continues with weekly discussions each Tuesday.  Each week features a new set of speakers, including Mimi Ito, Renee Hobbs, Danah Boyd and more. Participants can watch in real time, connect via Chat with others, and ask questions on Livestream<http://www.livestream.com/connectedlearningtv>, watch live on the Connected Learning Google+ Page<https://plus.google.com/u/0/108591913349519582450/posts>, and contribute to the #futureoflibraries conversation on Twitte<https://twitter.com/search/realtime/%23futureoflibraries>r.  Complete details are at www.ala.org/yalsa/issues-current-projects<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/issues-current-projects>.  Please join us!

Join the Discussion about What's Next for Teen Services
YALSA is hosting a virtual town hall on Tues. May 21st 2-3pm, eastern about what's next for teen library services.  Any interested person is welcome to attend, especially those from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.  This is part of a year-long project in which YALSA will ultimately produce a report which will provide direction for how libraries can adapt to better meet the needs of 21st century teens.  Grant funding is generously provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  To learn more, visit www.ala.org/yaforum<http://www.ala.org/yaforum>, or search #yalsaforum on Twitter.

Questions? Contact:
Beth Yoke, CAE
Executive Director
Young Adult Library Services Association
1.800.545.2433 x4391
byoke at ala.org<mailto:byoke at ala.org>

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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