Download the print version of the Teen Programming Guidelines (PDF).
Teens First: Basic Learning Outcomes Guide: The purpose of this guide is to assist library workers in setting learning goals for teen programs.
These guidelines were created in 2014 -2015 by a task force of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) with feedback from the library community achieved through a public comment period in December 2014. Members of the task force were Hayden Bass (chair), Kelly Czarnecki, Angela Frederick, Rachel McDonald, Matthew McLain, and Sara Ryan. YALSA’s Board of Directors adopted the guidelines on March 4, 2015.
In order to finalize the guidelines, the task force presented a draft document to YALSA’S Board of Directors in fall 2014. At this meeting, the task force solicited feedback on the draft. The feedback was carefully considered by the task force; additions and revisions have been made