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YALSA Collected Post on Teen Services Competencies

YALSA has been running a greats series of posts expanding on the competencies for Teen Services in Public Libraries.  I’ve assembled the links here.

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: That’s a Wrap (Sort Of)

Jan 31, 2018 – YALSAblog post

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“YALSAblog posts throughout this month focused on different aspects of the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Authors covered topics related to specific content areas of the Competencies – Teen Growth and Development and Cultural Competency and Responsiveness for example – and ideas related to the implications the Competencies can have on the library as an institution – for example job descriptions and policies. You can read all Competencies related posts by searching the Competencies tag on this blog.

YALSA will continue to provide opportunities for library staff to discuss and learn about the dispositions and content areas covered in the Competencies. We’ll do that through blog posts, 10 months of free webinars that begin in March, and Twitter chats that also start in March.

You can learn more about building high-quality teen services with YALSA’s wide-variety of resources. These include:

As library staff learn more about the Competencies it would be useful to know more about the work you are doing and how the Competencies are supporting and/or changing that work. Let us know what you are noticing in the comments on this post and/or send an email to [email protected]. ”

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff | Young Adult Library …

YALSA’s Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff, which replaces Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth, is the latest resource developed to help graduate schools, library administrators, and library staff guarantee that all teens receive high quality service from their public and school libraries, regardless of …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Learning Takes Action

Mar. 5, 2018 – As that is the case, the YALSA Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff content area on Continuous Learning is important to pay attention to and reflect on. In the Continuous Learning content area the Developing level includes the phrases “seeks knowledge” and “seeks new knowledge.” I’ve been …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Cultural Competency and Responsiveness…

Jan 19, 2018 – The introduction of the Cultural Competency and Responsiveness area of the YALSATeen Services Competencies for Library Staff states: “Library staff actively promote respect for and seek self-understanding of cultural diversity. They come to know and respect diverse cultural backgrounds and …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: What’s Your Job?

Jan 23, 2018 – One of the topics you want to consider when reviewing the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff is what impact the document has on job descriptions within your organization. Does your job description reflect what’s included in the Competencies? Do your staff member’s job descriptions support …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: The Future of the Past

Jan 4, 2018 – YALSA’s new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff continues to set out a vision for the skills and knowledge library staff need in order to successfully support teens. In this 55 minute video (a recorded version of a presentation at the YALSA National Forum on Transforming Teen Services Through …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Midwinter 2018 Ideas and Learning…

Feb 14, 2018 – On Sunday, February 11, during ALA Midwinter YALSA sponsored two sessions on the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. The first session was facilitated by University of Maryland College of Information Studies Associate Professor, Mega Subramaniam. In this quick 90 minutes LIS faculty …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Experimenting with Learning Cohorts …

Jan 29, 2018 – cover of the YALSA competencies By its very definition, the journey of a Continuous Learner is never complete. The skill attainment levels within YALSA’s Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff are set out vertically in order to illustrate how the initial skills build upon the next, much like Maslow’s …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Demonstrating the the paradigm shift…

Jan 12, 2018 – Back in 2010, I was a member of the task-force that worked on what was then called Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth. With the release of YALSA’s new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff and my ten year anniversary in my current role, I have been looking back and remembering past …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: What’s Your Policy?

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Jan 30, 2018 – I just did a search in the YALSA Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff document on the word “policies” and found 13 results. That’s not surprising since it’s essential to make sure that a library’s use and customer related policies allow for high-quality teen services. However, have you looked at the …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Learning Takes Action

4 days ago – When I was a teenager I thought that I’d graduate college and be done with learning. For my generation learning wasn’t something people talked about as taking place out of the classroom or as taking place throughout one’s entire life. It wasn’t until after college that I really began to understand that learning …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Social Emotional Learning…

Jan 25, 2018 – cover of teen services competencies for library staff For over a year I’ve been thinking a lot about libraries and social emotional learning (SEL). In part because many school systems are developing curriculum (or integrating SEL into curriculum), in part because it’s something that library activities support …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Ongoing Learning Reflection…

Jan 2, 2018 – Have you heard? At the end of 2017 YALSA released the brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. The 10 categories of competencies are an important revision to the association’s previous documents of this type because they take into account the paradigm shift in library services for and …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Putting Youth Engagement and Leadership Into Practice …

Jan 17, 2018 – Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Putting Youth Engagement and Leadership Into Practice … cover of the YALSA Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff … Building leadership skills provides teens with a pathway to lifelong learning, and gives them skills that are critical to their future.

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Youth Leadership

Jan 14, 2018 – Giving teens the chance to develop leadership skills is a component of YALSA’s Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. … how through competencies in areas such as Youth Engagement and Leadership, Cultural Competence and Responsiveness, Interactions with Teens, and Continuous Learning, …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Putting Teens First

Jan 16, 2018 – When I started out as a librarian (35 years ago) much of the work I was involved in was about the things that I liked. I liked a certain type of book. Or, I liked a certain type of program. Or, I didn’t like a certain type of activity or book. The services I provided for the youth in the community in which I worked …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Take a Learning Break …

Jan 11, 2018 – As you read the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff you may think to yourself, there are some things that I want to learn. Or, there are some areas that I want to get better at. One way to get started with that learning is with YALSA’s Snack Breaks. These videos, published monthly, are between 3 …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: What’s in a Name?

Jan 10, 2018 – The name of YALSA’s new competencies doesn’t say “for teen services staff” or “for teen librarians.” The title is Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Why is this important? Because it brings to the fore the idea that all library staff need to think about what it takes to work successfully with teens.

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Equity of Access

Jan 9, 2018 – YALSA released the new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff just in time for my 10 year anniversary as a YALSA volunteer. It is a great time for me to look back on what I have gained in those 10 years and reflect. Each content area is broken into three levels of achievement: developing, practicing, …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Overview of Teen Growth and Development…

Jan 8, 2018 – If you’re a regular reader of the YALSA Blog, you will know that a brand-new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff was released at the end of 2017 and the bloggers have been exploring the document in a variety of ways. It’s exciting to read these posts and begin to find ways to put those words and …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Cultural Competency and serving immigrant and refugee teens through community partnerships..

Jan 4, 2018 – Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Cultural Competency and Serving Immigrant and Refugee Teens through Community Partnerships. By Guest Blog January 5, … Rachel McDonald has been a Teen Services Librarian for King County Library System in Washington state since 2007. Her primary …

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Future Ready with the Library…

Jan 17, 2018 – Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Future Ready with the Library … or “What something fun you did in the past week? … Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Making Space for …

Jan 3, 2018 – As a Library Director who is committed to providing staff with leadership development tools and on-the-job experiences, I am excited by the ways YALSA’s newly released Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff takes us beyond the boundaries of a Teen Room. I shared the competencies document …

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