Welcome back to Election Forum on the YALSA blog! For the past two years we have utilized our blog to help members get to know the candidates for the various YALSA offices a bit better. This has been such a great success that we’ll once again be posting questions for our candidates, beginning with questions for Sarah Flowers, Linda Braun, and Nick Buron, our candidates for YALSA Vice-President/President-Elect.
The outcome of the election will affect everyone, so please use this forum as a chance to learn about candidates running on the spring ballot.
I will be posting questions for the President-Elect category. This year bloggers will be posting additional questions to the Board, MAE and Printz Candidates! YALSA members are welcome to follow up on their responses with further questions.
We encourage lively discussion and debate as appropriate to the topic, but of course no personal comments or attacks will be allowed.
Polls for the ALA 2008 election open on March 17 and close on April 24 at 11:59 p.m. CST on!
Here is the first round of questions for Sarah, Linda, and Nick:
Tell us about your experience within YALSA and ALA, including what positions you have held in our Division and in the larger ALA structure.
Which positions were your favorites and why, and how did those experiences help you develop the important skills necessary to be YALSA President?