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Friday, October 26 • 10:25am - 11:10am
YALSA Teen Services Competencies in a Nutshell

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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has released a new resource to help libraries better serve teens called Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff.

The Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions all public and school library staff need to successfully serve the nation’s 42+ million teens. They were developed in alignment with YALSA’s report, The Future of Library Services for and With Teens: a Call to Action.

The Competencies were created to assist library staff with providing relevant, age-appropriate services, collections, and programs to better the lives of all teens in their community. Come learn about the competencies and how they can enhance your work with teens and discuss their application in a fun and interactive session.

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Leah Larson

LSTA Grant Coordinator, State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
After being a school media specialist for 10 years, I recently transitioned to a position at the department of education. I am passionate about young adult literature, professional development around racial equity and intersecting literacies. In my free time, I enjoy travel, spending... Read More →

Jen Nelson

State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education
State Librarian

Friday October 26, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am CDT
Lake Minnewaska