February 18, 2018

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National Forum to Focus on Libraries & Teens

The National Forum on Libraries & Teens is a year-long grant funded effort that brings together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development, and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to explore the world of young adults and library services to this population. It will ultimately produce a white paper that will provide direction on how libraries need to adapt to better meet the needs of 21st century teens. Grant funding has been generously provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

A face-to-face summit will take place January 23 and 24, 2013, just prior to the American Library Association 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA. Following that, the Forum will hold three virtual town halls, facilitated by Linda W. Braun, YALSA Immediate Past President, on March 19, April 16, and May 21, 2013. To stay connected via Twitter, use the hashtag #yalsaforum.

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