The fall issue of YALS has the theme of advocacy. Along with articles on a wide-range of advocacy topics there are also features on topics such as teen library spaces and 21st century trends.
In her article on 21st century trends, Sarah C. Malin looks at trends in education, social connections, and civic engagement and considers the role that libraries play in those areas. Those serving teens should be looking at what’s coming next in these areas in order to make sure they are ready to serve teens of tomorrow.
That looking forward can be hard to do. Here are some tips for staying on top of what’s next so you can be ready for what ifs: