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Transforming Teen Services: The Pursuit of Educational Equity

Transforming Teen Services: The Pursuit of Educational Equity

As a part of our ongoing “Transforming Teen Services” project, MLS and MBLC are happy to offer this 5-week multi-modal online course for library staff working with teens. Through readings, videos, individual work and live weekly online discussions, you will learn how Connected Learning as a concept goes hand-in-hand with the aim of educational equity, and how both are foundational to successful library service.
Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Analyze your own library services with regard to educational equity concepts
Describe to library administration 1-2 changes that need to be made in the library to make it more equitable to all students/patrons
Design at least one new program or service for your students/patrons
Week 1: What is Educational Equity (April 9)
Week 2: Identity Unpacked (April 16)
Week 3: Recognizing Implicit/Unconscious Bias (April 30; note: no session April 23)
Week 4: Educational Equity in the Library (May 7)
Week 5: Theory into Practice & What’s Next (May 14)
This course has no prerequisite and is open to any Massachusetts library staff member who works with teens. Two cohorts - morning and afternoon - will run simultaneously with weekly discussions facilitated by MLS Consultant, Christi Showman Farrar, and MBLC Project Manager and Grants Specialist, Lyndsay Forbes. 
Transforming Teen Services is offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) in partnership with the Massachusetts Library System and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. It is made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS.)

Friday, April 9, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Virtual CE Class
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