The first ever YA Literature Symposium has ended, but that doesn’t mean the blog postings on the programs and the people who attended won’t continue. Over the next few weeks we’ll post audio podcasts recorded by a few attendees at the Symposium. Also, as we collect PowerPoint and other files that speakers make available, we’ll make sure that you have access to them here.
There was some really great tweeting done during the Symposium and you can find out about a lot of the sessions by reading through those tweets at the YALSA YA Lit Symposium section on Twemes.’ You might find starting at the last page of Twemes tweets and going forward will work the best for giving you a chronological view of sessions and events.
During the Symposium Kim Patton organized a fundraiser for the Spectrum Scholarship program in order to support a YALSA funded Scholar.’ Over $700 was raised. And Kim, along with her Student Interest Group co-convener Jennifer Balaco, developed a scavanger hunt for library school students that attended the Symposium.’ Congratulations to student scavenger hunter Lisa Chapman who won a YALSA e-course.
There is no doubt the first Symposium was a great success. Now on to Albequerque in 2010.