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Kirsten Myers - Special Projects Coordinator 
Mid-America Library Alliance 


Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch 
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

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Young Adult Workshop 2018 

Advocacy: for Teens, Libraries, and Ourselves



Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Registration closes Friday, September 14, 2018.



9:00 am - 9:15 am: Intros and housekeeping

9:15 am – 10:00 am: Advocating for Libraries in Your Community and Advocating for Teen Services Within your Library

  • April Roy (Kansas City Public Library)
  • Kate McNair (Johnson County Library)

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am - 11:00 am: Breakout Sessions 

  1.  Know Your Rights for Teens (Truman Forum Room)
  2.  Identifying At-Risk Behavior (Cohen Room)
  3. Advocating for Yourself as a Professional (Turner Room)

11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Group Session, presenting on YALSA advocacy toolkit 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch - Taco Bar (provided by MALA)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Roundtable discussion: YALSA advocacy and youth engagement resources

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Teen pop culture trivia featuring Kahoot

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Pop culture media advisory tables


The workshop will take place in the Plaza Branch's Truman Forum.



  • MALA Member: $70.00 (lunch included)
  • Non-Member: $140.00 (lunch included)

MALA Workshop Billing/Refund/Credit Policy:

We prefer all workshops to be prepaid or paid at the door.  If you prefer to be billed, please add $5.  Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the workshop date less a $5 administrative fee. You can transfer to another workshop a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the workshop date with no administrative fee.  Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to the workshop date receive no refund or credit and you or your organization will be billed.  No shows are billed to you or your organization.