The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), have selected the Cardington-Lincoln Public Library as one of only 20 participants nationwide for its Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant funded project, Future Ready with the Library.
Future Ready with the Library is a project that is looking to form partnerships between libraries and community partners. The focus of the project is to develop college and career readiness services for the middle school students in their area that can be replicated in other communities nationwide.
“I am excited for this opportunity to create a new program and to partner with the Cardington-Lincoln Schools,” said Hillary Scholz, the Youth Services Librarian. “I think it’s a great way to get younger, middle-grade students in the mindset of future schooling and learning opportunities.”
Scholz, along with the 19 other members selected, will participate in a two-day orientation at ALA’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA, January 19-20, 2017 and take part in online classes through the rest of the year.
The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives.