In each issue of YALS at least one article is dedicated to giving readers information on YALSA’s current initiatives. In this YALS post we’d like to give readers information on YALSA’s badging project – a project funded by the MacArthur Foundation; Mozilla; and the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC). The monies give YALSA the chance to develop a set of badges to help those working with teens in libraries gain skills and knowledge. The badges, which will launch in the spring, focus on the seven competencies covered in YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth.
You might wonder, what are badges and why should I care? We’ve got some answers for you in this podcast with me, Matthew Moffett – YALSA’s Podcast Manager, and association Board member Sarah Sogigian.
You can learn more about YALSA’s badges and the Badges for Lifelong Learning Project:
- There will be a meeting at ALA Midwinter all about YALSA’s Badges project on Sunday, January 27, 8:30 AM in Room 604 of the Washington Convention Center
- Badges for Lifelong Learning on the YALSAblog
- Digital Media and Learning site badge information
- Mozilla Open Badges
Check out the fall issue of YALS for more information on YALSA projects and on the issue’s theme – advocacy. If you are a YALSA member YALS is a perk of your membership dues. If not a member learn how to join, or learn how to subscribe.