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Teen Learning Environments: The 2nd YALSA Virtual Town Hall

As a part of YALSA's year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens, three virtual town halls are being convened. These events give anyone working with teens the opportunity to get their voice heard about the future of teen library services. The theme for April was teen learning environments.


  1. The full recording - audio and chat transcript - is available. It's worth your while to take a look to get the full picture of what stakeholders and library staff are saying about the future of teen learning environments.
  2. After a brief introduction, participants in the virtual town hall focused on four questions during the hour-long event. The first question was, "What does a successful teen learning environment look like?"
  3. The second question participants answered was "Why do we need to have learning spaces in libraries?"
  4. The third question asked "What kind of learning takes place in successful teen learning environments."
  5. The event ended with participants talking about the changes needed and the buy-in required by staff and administration in order to have successful teen learning environments in libraries.
  6. The conversation continues via comments on this post and/or by using the #yalsaforum hashtag on Twitter. What are your thoughts about successful teen learning environments in libraries?  

    The next virtual town hall is scheduled for May 21, 2PM Eastern.  Library staff, educators, stakeholders, all who work with or for teens in the community, are invited. Join us and bring along peers and colleagues. 

    Visit the National Forum on Libraries and Teens website for more information on the project.