Transforming Teen Services

Transforming Teen Services is a series of trainings designed to help improve library services for teens. There are four basic content areas: Connected Learning, Computational Thinking, Youth Development, and Equity in Program Facilitation. This series was developed as part of an IMLS grant partnership between YALSA and COSLA. In the fall of 2019, State and local library staff from around the country were trained to implement the Transforming Teen Services trainings in their states. Jennifer Redford, Youth Services Consultant at ICfL, and Maria Ricks from the Meridian Library District, were trained to facilitate trainings in Idaho through 2021.

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, ICfL was able to administer several workshops in the Treasure Valley, including an all-day Teen Services Training in Boise in February 2020. We cancelled planned spring trainings in eastern and northern Idaho due to the pandemic. Beginning in August 2020, we will be able to offer some of the Transforming Teen Services content in an online course format (see details below).

Online Course Details

  • Both the Connected Learning and Computational Thinking courses will be available online in August 2020.
  • Each course runs for 4 weeks, and participants should plan to spend 1-2 hours each week working on the material.
  • New content will be released each Monday, and there are 2 required Zoom meetings for each cohort.
  • There is a limit of 15 participants per cohort.

Course Descriptions

4 Content Areas

Training Calendar

Dates and Registration Info for Upcoming Trainings

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Jennifer Redford

Youth Services Consultant
Email / 208-639-4147
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