Be a YALSA Sponsored Emerging Leaders

Now is the time to apply if you would like to be among the new group of ALA Emerging Leaders! More information on the Emerging Leaders program – including an application to be considered for a spot as a 2008 Emerging Leader — is available at http://wikis.ala.org/emergingleaders .

YALSA will sponsor one member to participate in the Emerging Leaders program this year. The application to be considered for YALSA sponsorship is now available at http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/leaders.htm.

The application period to apply to the Emerging Leaders program and to apply for YALSA sponsorship to the program is the same: July 1 – August 15, 2007.

YALSA will select one member to participate in the Emerging Leaders program and will provide $500 per conference (midwinter, 2008 in Philadelphia and annual, 2008 in Anaheim) to defray travel costs (your employer may also wish to contribute toward transportation and lodging).

It is possible to be selected to participate in the Emerging Leaders program even if you are not selected by YALSA for sponsorship. If you are interested in being an Emerging Leader you may wish to consider submitting both the general application and the application for YALSA sponsorship.

–Paula Brehm-Heeger

YALSA President, 2007-2008

About Paula Brehm Heeger

Past-President of YALSA (President, 2007-2008) and current member of the YALSA Board of Directors (2006-2009). Past YALSA Committee Chair positions include Partnerships Advocating for Teens (PAT), TAGS, Intellectual Freedom; Past ALSC Chair positions include Notable Children's Videos; Contributing author to upcoming "Quick and Popular Reads" (ALA Editions, forthcoming)
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