The first annual YALSA Past Presidents' Lecture was scheduled for Saturday, January 8, at the 2011 Midwinter Meeting. Unfortunately, the speaker, Mary K. Chelton, was unable to attend the Meeting and could therefore not present her lecture. However, Chelton was able to record her speech and it is provided here in its entirety.

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Topics covered by Chelton in the lecture include:

  • Service to immigrant teens.
  • The role of school and public libraries.
  • Intellectual freedom.
  • YA collections.
  • The importance of expanding research on adolescence and the value of that research to those serving teens in libraries.

You can also read the speech. (pdf download)

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President and the Youth and Family Learning Manager at the Seattle Public Library.

One Thought on “Roots and Branches: YA Services Past, Present and Future - the 2011 YALSA Past Presidents' Lecture

  1. The list above noting the "topics" covered by Dr. Chelton's lecture omits the first topic she notes as most exciting and complex: young adult spaces.

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