News You Can Use
Middle school. Those words can put fear in the hearts of many library staff. However, middle school is a key time for young people to consider their passions and interests and learn about how those may connect to college and/or a career. That’s why the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), with funding from IMLS, developed the Future Ready with the Library project. In this participatory session you’ll learn how libraries can work with community partners and families to support the social emotional development needs of middle schoolers and, at the same time, support young people’s early steps in considering college and career opportunities. It is through working with middle schoolers that families, communities, and libraries expand opportunities to thrive.
ALA Unit/Subunit: YALSA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.