[OYAN] YA Symposium in PDX, Teen Read Week, teen programming resources, and no-cost continuing ed

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Oct 6 11:10:02 PDT 2015

The following announcements are from ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association. I thought some of you might be interested to know about some or all of these things.

Come Hang with YALSA and 35+ YA Authors!
We'd love to see you in Portland, OR, for the 2015 YA Services Symposium this year on Nov. 6-8th.  Check out the program, register at www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium>.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #yalsa15.  And be sure to save the date for Nov. 4 - 6, 2016 when this event will be in Pittsburgh, PA!

It's Not too Late to Plan a Great Teen Read Week(tm)!
We have everything libraries need to plan great TRW activities for Oct. 18 - 24 at www.ala.org/teenread<http://www.ala.org/teenread>.  We're encouraging libraries to reach out and engage teens who don't normally come to the library, whether they're homeless, in foster care, recent immigrants or some other segment of the community.  Reaching some of these groups can be a challenge, but YALSA has resources to help on our wiki: http://ow.ly/QcA3p

Free Continuing Education for Library Staff
Check out our Badges for Learning program<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/badges-learning> (http://yalsabadges.ala.org/), which helps learners earn 7 micro-credentials that align with YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/yacompetencies2010>. This is free professional development where 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 badges can be used on resumes and in online spaces to demonstrate expertise to colleagues, administrators and current and potential employers.

Announcing the Teen Programming HQ
Check out YALSA's new one-stop-shop for teen programming ideas and networking.  Visit http://hq.yalsa.net/index.html to join the free site and to find and share programming ideas.

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>

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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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