YALSAYoung Adult Library Services Association (American Library Association)
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Watanabe will have the opportunity to develop leadership and nonprofit governance skills; gain knowledge of the association and how associations work; determine if a longer-term leadership position in YALSA is of interest; and network with leaders.
YALSA updated its 2003 competency statement in 2010 to "ensure it reflect[ed] current trends in YA librarianship as well as YALSA's current mission, goals and philosophy of service" (YALSA, 2009).
We tapped into our school partnerships to acquire our workshop presenters and contacted school media specialists involved in JCLs YALSA Teen Top Ten Galley Book Clubs.
In a recent letter of concern to Elizabeth Martinez, executive director of ALA, Chelton writes of her concern with the ALA Graphics catalog (1995) dropping all YALSA materials:
The member editor will receive an honorarium of $1,000 per year plus up to $1,000 total in travel support for attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting, ALA Annual Conference, and/or YALSA Symposium during the term of contract.
The new student VAB members will now be mentored by Jessie Snow (Boston Public Library, VAB member, and YALSA board member).
Teens can 'press play' on various digital devices to learn more about the world around them," according to YALSA.
Today's teens have embraced poetry and enjoy creating social events focused on this literary format," says YALSA President Audra Caplan.
The site also enables dissemination of timely information about emerging and new practices for teen programming; raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen programming; and provide a means for members and others interested in teen programs to connect with one another to support and share their efforts to continuously improve their teen programs.
I have mentored in many different capacities; short term, long term, organically, informally, and formally through YALSA.
Appendices offer a questionnaire and guidelines from the ALA and the YALSA.