On the YALSA Board agenda for Midwinter Meeting 2016 item 21 focuses on YALSA’s Portfolio of National Guidelines and Position Papers. A number of these documents were published by the association over the last several years and it’s important that YALSA keep these materials up-to-date and accurate in order to best serve library staff working with teens.
In order to achieve this the YALSA Board asked the association’s National Guidelines Oversight Committee to review these materials and make recommendations – particularly on whether or not the documents needed to be revised in any way. The Committee was asked to keep in mind the YALSA “Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action” report and make sure that the documents aligned with the ideas in that report.
The Committee returned a full document review and it is clear from their findings that several documents do need to be updated. At their meetings in Boston the YALSA Board will decide the best way to be responsive to these recommendations and move forward with the revisions, keeping in mind the association’s fiscal and human capacity and organizational planning taking place. This Board agenda item is an action item because the Board wants to come to a decision on this topic in order to move forward with keeping materials provided by YALSA up-to-date and in alignment with the association’s strategic direction.
All YALSA Board meetings are open to Midwinter Meeting attendees. Feel free to drop by for a short or long period of time. The meetings are an excellent way to learn what YALSA is working on and get a sense of how the association’s governance works. If you’re not in Boston, follow @yalsa for live Tweets from the meetings.