If Black Friday and Cyber Monday have left you searching for a more sane and meaningful way to celebrate the holiday season, then you should know about #GivingTuesday, which is today! Please consider making a donation to YALSA to help our organization support someone from a diverse background in becoming a librarian. So far in 2015, Friends of YALSA has raised $2,137 towards a goal of $6,500 needed to provide a Spectrum scholarship. For Giving Tuesday, YALSA’s goal is to raise the remaining $4,363 needed to fund this scholarship. Think about all the people that have supported you along the way to help you become the best librarian you can be. Now is the time to pay it forward. While we know that teens need libraries, they need great librarians more.
I am giving to Friends of YALSA because of how much others have given to me. Donate today and help Friends of YALSA support our profession. Then, take a picture of yourself with a message explaining why you are giving, tag it #GivingTuesday and post it on our Facebook or tweet us! To learn more about YALSA’s Spectrum Scholars, read this blog post. Happy Giving Tuesday, and thank you!
–Jane Gov, Financial Advancement Committee Chair