If you are interested in becoming a teen librarian or helping out with working with young people in public libraries then check out YALSA’s competencies, developed through decades of work with young people.
YALSA first developed these competencies in 1981, which were revised in 1998, 2003, and 2010. The competencies can be used as a tool to evaluate and improve service, a foundation for library school curriculum, a framework for staff training and a set of guiding principles for use when speaking out for the importance of services to teens in libraries.
Audiences for the competencies include:
School and library administrators
Young adult specialists
Library training coordinators
Public library generalists
Human resources directors
Non-library youth advocates and service providers
Download the competencies here: