YALSA’s Division and Membership Promtion Committee is excited to change things up this year with our Annual YALSA 101 program!
We’re hosting a casual session in which you can go head to head with fellow YALSA members, chairs, and leaders to ask questions, gather information, and network. We’ll have information on discussion and interest groups, professional development, publishing, events, happenings at Annual, and the perks of YALSA membership.
Whether you’re a long-term member looking for new ways to contribute or a newbie looking for ways to become engaged, this’ll be the program for you.
Conveniently located in the same hotel as the fabulous YALSA Happy Hour and Fashion Show, YALSA 101 will take place from 4-5 p.m. at the Westin River North, Promenade BR A.
See you in Chicago!
If you are going to be around on Monday afternoon, June 13, the ALA Committee on Literacy is sponsoring an off-site visit to the real and working school library at the Claremont Academy on Chicago’s Southside from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. This is a fabulous opportunity for YALSA members and other youth serving librarians to see what’s happening in Chicago.
Through a federal Improving Literacy through School Libraries grant, Claremont Academy and 11 other Chicago Public Schools are taking an A-B-Cs approach to addressing primary students’ literacy needs. During the visit, participants will:
- Learn more about the federal grant program from the U.S. Department of Education and Chicago Public School representatives.
- Learn more about Claremont and the community from school administrators, library media specialists, parents, and students.
- Observe Claremont’s library activities.
- Talk with school media specialists and literacy teachers about changes, challenges, and progress.
- Share your experiences with everyone!
Claremont Academy is located at 2300 West 64th Street, Chicago, IL 60636. Transportation is available from McCormick Place departing at 1:30 pm and returning at 5:30 pm. Space is limited and MUST be reserved in advance. Please contact Dale Lipschultz, OLOS Literacy Officer dlipschultz At ala DOT org with questions or to reserve space.
Event Flyer for ABCs of Library Literacy