YALSA and ALA Elections

Candidates for ALA President and Council have been announced. Council candidates include the following YALSA members:

Thomas Brogan – Young Adult cluster Specialist, Brooklyn Public Library
Robbie Nickel – Librarian, Sage Elementary School, Spring Creek, NV
M. A. (Peg) Oettinger – Retired, Warminster, PA

YALSA provides these names for informational purposes only, not as an endorsement. It is important to note, however, that these candidates’ experience as YALSA members will provide our division membership with representation at the ALA Council level.

If you believe YALSA should have greater representation on ALA Council, it is not too late to add your name to the 2011 ballot! If you would like to run for ALA Council, you need to submit a completed petition to ALA by February 2, 2011. The petition requires you to get 25 signatures from ALA members who support your bid for Council. More information on the petition process and the electronic petition form can be found on the ALA website. Serving on ALA Council is one way to advocate for better ALA support of school and young adult librarianship, so please consider submitting a petition to run in the 2011 Council election.

Voting in the 2011 election will begin in March. If you will be attending Midwinter in San Diego, please take advantage of the following opportunities to get to know the candidates:

*ALA President-Elect Candidates’ Forum from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, January 9th at the San Diego Marriott & Marina, room Marina F

*YALSA Coffee with the Candidates from 10:30 to noon on Sunday January 9th in convention center room 9

Posted on behalf of John Sexton
Chair, 2011 YALSA Nominating Committee
Membership information current as of November 30, 2010.

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I'm the librarian at Holliston High School, a bit west of Boston. In my spare time I advise my school's yearbook and Gay Straight Alliance, write about food, and root for the Red Sox.
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