The YALSA Update: Midwinter & More

Midwinter: Just One Week from Today!
YALSA members arrive in Denver starting next week. Check back here for blog updates and podcasts throughout Midwinter and beyond (and keep up to date using Twitter!). We’ve got great stuff planned: the Reaching Diverse Teens preconference, the Happy Hour at Denver’s Cap City Tavern, and the Mixer & Tech Playground on Friday; All Committee’  on Saturday; the Blogger Meetup, Candidates’ Forum,’  BBYA Teens session, and the Discussion & Interest Group Open House on Sunday, and (of course!) the Youth Media Awards bright and early Monday morning.

For the locations, times, and the latest updates, visit the YALSA Midwinter Wiki!

Youth Media Awards Twitter!

Can’t make it to Denver? Find out the YMA results in real-time by following the Youth Media Awards Twitter feed.

Teen Tech Week Registration Continues!
Teen Tech Week is coming sooner than you’d think! Remember: applications for the mini grants (that’s $450 cash plus $50 in products) are due Monday, Jan. 19. Visit the Teen Tech Week website to view the official rules, download an application and register for Teen Tech Week today.

Early Birds: Annual Registration Now Open!
Join us in Chicago for the ALA Annual Conference! YALSA has amazing things planned: the Genre Galaxy and Moving Up the Career Ladder preconferences, What to Wear (our happy hour and fashion show), tons of great programs and, of course, special events to honor all of our award winners. Register, buy event tickets, and secure your housing at the ALA Annual Conference 2009 website.

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!

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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