YALSA President Candice Mack’s year-long initiative, "3-2-1 Impact!: Inclusive and Impactful Teen Services," focuses on the need for libraries to evolve in order to effectively serve today’s teens. Outreach has become increasingly important as we strive to connect with teens who may not realize our inclusive programming can meet their needs. Attend this interactive session and learn about a range of innovative programs serving a today's teens and learn strategies you can take back to your own library.
Ady Huertas from San Diego Public, speaking about the LGBTQ+ Spectrum Club; Renee McGrath from Nassau County (NY) Library speaking about sensory theater programs for teens with autism; Nicole Pasini from San Mateo County Library will be speaking about their Book Club for Incarcerated Youth; Marian Mays from Washington Talking Book and Braille Library will be presenting "Adaptive Gaming Opportunities for Blind and Visually Impaired Teens"; Rebecca Webb from Fairbanks North Star Borough (Fairbanks, AK) School District will be presenting "Coding Camp in the Frozen North"; and Courtney Saldana from the Ovitt Family Community Library, Ontario, CA, will be talking about STeP (Skills for Teen Parents).
Meeting Type: President's Program, Program
Content Area: Career Development
Interests: Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: High School, Middle School, Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Youth Services Librarian
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, Seattle WA
Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks, AK
Youth Services Supervising Librarian
Ovitt Family Community Library, Ontario, CA
Logan Heights Branch Library
San Diego, California
Manger of Youth Services
Nassau Library, Uniondale, NY
San Mateo County Library