2018 Workshop Series

The Details

There is a shift in the ways in which library staff work with and for teens which includes a focus on: relationship building, facilitation of learning, impact and outcomes, and community engagement.  In this interactive session Linda W. Braun, YALSA’s CE consultant, will help you review and re-envision the world of library teen services. These are services with the goal of helping teens develop the skills, knowledge, and social emotional development needed for success in life.  At the end of the session you will have tools and knowledge for a revitalized approach to teen services and be able to begin integrating new and expanded ideas in your community right away. 

Registration: 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Workshop: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Lunch on your own, time to be announced

CE Credit: 6.5 TSLAC CE hours

Cost: FREE!

Target Audience: All librarians and library staff who work with teens or are interested in bringing teens to your library.


Participants will leave the workshop with:

  • A plan for improving services to teens in their library though activities and approaches that meet their developmental needs.
  • Tools for implementing recommended approaches to connect with teens.
  • Strategies for developing partnerships with other community organizations that serve teens.
  • A plan for evaluating impact and communicating the value of library service to teens to co-workers, supervisors, and other community stakeholders.

Questions?  Call or email:
Bethany Wilson
Youth Services Consultant
Email: bwilson@tsl.texas.gov

This workshop series is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2017)

About Linda W. Braun

Linda W. Braun is a learning consultant with LEO: Librarians & Educators Online and the CE Consultant for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). In her work she focuses on helping library and out of school time staff develop high-quality activities for and with teens. Linda is the co-author of the Future of Library Services for Teens: A Call to Action and Ready to Code: Connecting CS Opportunities to Youth Through Libraries. She has Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a Master of Education from Lesley University. 






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     San Antonio Central Library CLOSED
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     El Paso Public Library (Clardy Fox Branch) CLOSED
     Tyler Public Library CLOSED    
     TLL Temple Memorial Library (Diboll, TX) CLOSED    
     Pasadena Public Library CLOSED    
     Midland County Library (Centennial) Monday, August 6, 2018    
     Howard Payne University (Brownwood, TX) Wednesday, August 8, 2018    
     Georgetown Public Library Thursday, August 9, 2018    
     Amarillo Public Library-Harrington Consortium Tuesday, August 21, 2018    
     Frisco Public Library Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (REGISTRATION FULL)    
     Arlington Public Library (Southeast Branch) Thursday, August 23, 2018 (REGISTRATION FULL)    

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