The YALSA Update: Teen Read Week Registration Ends and More

Last Chance to Register for Teen Read Week! Teen Read Week registration ends tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central! So if you haven’t already, join thousands of your colleagues in registering and showing your support for teen reading. On Monday, we’ll be drawing names randomly to win books from Zest Books and Mirrorstone. Learn more at the Teen Read Week website.

Want TRW Products? Order Soon! September 24 is the last day to order official Teen Read Week products’  and have them arrive in time for Teen Read Week, using standard shipping. So order your posters, bookmarks and other incentives from the ALA Store today!

Committee Volunteer Forms Due! Committee volunteer forms are due to the YALSA Office by Sept. 30, as President-Elect Linda Braun is appointing the 2009-2010 selection list and award committees! Fill out your Committee Volunteer Form today.

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Advanced Registration for YA Lit Symposium! There’s still time to come join us in Nashville for the first-ever Young Adult Literature Symposium. Register by Oct. 3 and save 10 percent over onsite registration fees. Register today! Additional housing is available as well; details on the YA Lit Symposium Wiki.

Coming to ALA Conventions In 2009? Get Bundled Reg! Bundled registration for 2009 Midwinter Meeting and 2009 Annual Conference is now available! Bundled registration for YALSA members costs $300—a savings of up to 20% over advance registration for each event separately. (Student members: If you know you’re coming to both events, your bundled registration is just $133!). See what YALSA has planned for Midwinter at the YALSA Wiki.

Fall Online Courses Registration is still open for our fall online courses! We’re offering three this session: Making the Match, New Technologies and New Literacies for Teens and Pain in the Brain. Classes begin Oct. 6, and you can read descriptions and register on the YALSA Online Courses page.

Hey, Mr. President! Have a burning question for Jim Rettig, ALA president? YALSA Past President Pam Spencer Holley is interviewing Jim for a YALSA podcast, and she’d like questions from members like you! Send your questions for Jim to Linda Braun for possible inclusion. Deadline for submission is Oct. 1.

That’s it for this week’s update! To stay up to date on the latest from the YALSA Office, sign up to follow YALSA on Twitter or become a fan of YALSA on Facebook!

Questions? Contact YALSA Communications Specialist Stephanie Kuenn.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.
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