The YALSA Update: We Are All About the Deadlines Today

It’s a big week for YALSA deadlines! We have two major deadlines today and another one next Monday.

Symposium early bird pricing expires today! Today is the LAST DAY for you to take advantage of the lowest rates for the 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.’  To get the early bird rate, you must register today at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium (if you’re sending in the downloadable registration form (PDF) by mail with a check, purchase order, or money order, it must be postmarked by today).

Teens’ Top Ten voting ends today Today is the last day for teens at your library to’  vote in the annual Teens’ Top Ten poll! They can vote online at www.ala.org/teenstopten. We’ll announce the winners during Teen Read Week, Oct. 17-23.

And Teen Read Week registration ends Monday Monday is the last day for you to register for YALSA’s Teen Read Week! Why register? When you register, you tell YALSA that it’s important to sponsor this initiative, which encourages teens to read something for fun and become regular library users. Plus, you’ll receive a free trial of TeenInk for a limited time, be entered to win books from Carolrhoda Lab, Cinco Puntos, and Viz Media, and get access to this year’s Books with Beat @ your library logo. Register today at www.ala.org/teenread !

Two weeks left for bundled conference registration Coming to ALA’s Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting in 2011? Take advantage of bundled pricing from ALA and register for both for $300! That’s a significant savings over registering for each event separately. But hurry: bundled registration is only available until September 30 at www.ala.org/midwinter.

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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