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Professional Development Resources for Librarians: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Young Adult Library Services Association Resources

The Young Adult Library Services Association is committed to providing "equitable, diverse and inclusive teen services".

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) connects libraries and educators to "expand their capacity to support teen learning and enrichment and to foster healthy communities". 

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA): YALSA free webinars YALSA also offers many additional webinars that are free if you are a YALSA member. Webinars frequently include references for additional great resources.‚Äč

YALSA Professional Tools

Professional Tools to Help Schools, Youth Librarians, and Library Workers Provide Library Services for Teens

Teen Growth and Development

Interactions with Teens

Learning Environments

Learning Experiences

Youth Engagement and Leadership

Community and Family Engagement

Cultural Competency and Responsiveness

Equity of Access

Outcomes and Assessment

Continuous Learning

Additional Resources



The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action

Transforming Library Services Through Continuing Education

Toolkits and Bibliographies

Environmental Toolkit

YALSA Legislative Advocacy Guide for Members

Partnering to Increase Your Impact

Research Tools

Teens & Social Media in School & Public Libraries: A Toolkit for Librarians & Library Workers

STEAM Programming Toolkit

Teen Literacies Toolkit

Teen Reading Guide for Parents and Caregivers