The fall 2014 issue of YALS will land in member and subscriber mailboxes very soon. The theme of the issue is Yes I Can! The journal is filled with articles about the ways in which library staff and community partners are working to move into the future. And, it’s very much the future outlined in the YALSA Report, The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action.
In this issue of the journal readers have the chance to:
- Learn about the work of YALSA’s Future of Library Services for and with Teens Task Force and how their work can help you better serve teens in the community.
- Find out how OK middle school librarian Amanda Kordeliski worked in her state to hold a summit where library staff from across the state had the chance to plan for future services for and with teens.
- Discover how a new model of staffing teen programs and services is working at the Free Library of Philadelphia in an article by K-Fai Steele.
- Be inspired by all that library staff can do to support the needs of homeless LGBTQ teens.
- Learn how teens at YOUmedia in Chicago and the National Veterans Art Museum worked together to create connected engaging experiences for and with teens.
That’s just a quick overview of what you’ll find inside the fall 2014 issue of YALS. YALSA members and journal subscribers should see it in mailboxes by the end of the month.
Check back here each week to find more content related to the articles in the fall issue of the journal.