YALSA Shines in Nashville

Bonnie Kunzel, Mary Arnold, Pam Spencer Holley, Michael Cart: no, this is not a past presidents’ meeting. These and other YALSA members have spent the past several days at the National Council of Teachers of English conference in Nashville. Yes, Virginia, librarians are joining with English teachers in presenting programs on adolescent literacy. More than 250 people crowded into a room and stood in the hall to hear Kunzel and her two co-presenters, Lois Buckman and yours truly, present a session on motivating reluctant readers (BTW, we mentioned YALSA has some terrific resources such as the QP list). Holley chaired a session at ALAN as did Kunzel and Arnold. Michael Cart presented on a short story panel as well as delivering a session for NCTE. All in all, we leave Nashville laden with new books and happy memories of trailing through Opryland.

About Teri Lesesne

I am a professor of YA lit in the department of library science at SHSU in Texas. I am an active YALSA member, an author of two professional books, a blogger, and a grandmother of 6. I am on the Printz 2010 Committee and the YALS Editorial Board currently. I have also served on the QP, Edwards, and Odyssey Committees.
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