Teens’ Top Ten Voting Continues Teens’ Top Ten voting is going strong! What books do your teens love? Have them vote for their favorites through Sept. 16 at www.ala.org/teenstopten. Want to encourage teens to vote? Embed the code between the brackets on your website, which includes the new Teens’ Top Ten logo:
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Voting ends Sept. 16!
YALSA Member Kudos: Congratulations are in order for YALSA members Hannah Gomez, who will be YALSA’s 2011-2012 Spectrum Scholar, and Gretchen Kolderup, who takes over as member manager of The Hub from Sarah Debraski on Monday.
Get Ready for Teen Read Week™ Planning for Teen Read Week at your library? Visit the Teen Read Week website! You’ll find a ton of resources — from activity ideas to publicity tools — to help you get started. Be sure to register! All Teen Read Week registrants will receive a Best of the Best Resource pack, including bookmarks and spine labels, as well as a recording of an hour-long webinar on Teen Read Week, led by Elizabeth Saxton.
Teen Read Week Photo Contest Teens ages 13-18 can enter YALSA’s Teen Read Week photo contest! TRW 2011 Spokesperson Jay Asher will judge the contest, in which teens can make a visual representation of their favorite book and post it to Flickr through Oct. 31. Contest details, including a tag and an entry form, are available at www.ala.org/teenread.
Fall Webinar Registration Open Sign up now for YALSA’s September and October webinars! In September, join Linda Braun forTweet, Like, Link: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library, and in October, join Jennifer Velasquez for What Is That Thing? Making QR Codes Work for Your Library. Webinars are held the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern. Learn more and register at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars. Registration costs $29 for students, $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals, and $195 for group registrations. YALSA’s group rate applies to a group of people that will watch the webinar together in one location.