[OYAN] Professional development on teen services

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Oct 1 10:08:33 PDT 2015

ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association has developed a professional development program in which you earn digital badges or micro-credentials that some of you may be interested in, especially those who are required to document professional development.

YALSA has launched its Badges for Learning program<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/badges-learning> (http://yalsabadges.ala.org/), which helps learners earn seven (7) micro-credentials that align with YALSA's seven Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/yacompetencies2010>. Badges for Learning offers free professional development where librarians and library workers earn a micro-credential by completing lessons that enable individuals to develop skills they need to successfully work for and with teens. The badge linked to each micro-credential can be used on resumes, in social spaces and to demonstrate expertise to colleagues, administrators and current and potential employers.

Library workers can participate in a few ways:

*         Individuals who want to build skills can join the site and begin earning badges

*         Seasoned staff can join the site to review the badge projects learners create and provide input via simple thumbs up or down option

Questions? Contact
Beth Yoke, CAE
Executive Director
Young Adult Library Services Association
50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611
1.800.545.2433 x4391
fax: 312.280.5276
byoke at ala.org<mailto:byoke at ala.org>

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Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
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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