Youth Librarians can Earn Badges | YALSA’s badges will be based on its Competencies for Serving Youth, national guidelines for librarians who serve teens. The competencies are divided into seven broad content areas. YALSA and project partner Badgeville will create four badges for each area, the first three of which will demonstrate proficiency of a specific skill or topic. The fourth badge will demonstrate mastery of a skill or topic. Librarians and library workers who opt in to the program can participate at their own pace by engaging in a range of activities.