The course is designed for members of the library community who do not have formal library training.  It will help you understand Young Adult (YA) Services.  It will also give some information on understanding who these users are, how to collect appropriate materials for them, the types of services and programs to offer, and outreach services.

The course is supplemental, in that it is not required to complete the Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) courses.  The course is designed to add to the basic knowledge of members in the library community. 

The course is divided into four sections.  Each section has one or more web pages, plus a self-evaluation test.  You will typically move ahead in the course by correctly answering the last question on each self-evaluation.  The course takes approximately two hours to complete.  If you have stopped working on the course and wish to re-enter where you left off, you may do so by clicking on the course section below, and then selecting the objective on which you were working.

For more information, contact the Idaho Commission for Libraries at 800-458-3271 (in-state toll free) or 208-334-2150 (Boise local and out-of-state).  

This Course has Four Sub-Courses

If you're returning to the course, you can jump to the last sub-course you were in using the links below.

  1. Developmental Information
  2. The Collection
  3. Services and Programming
  4. Outreach


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