President’s Report – April


Works in Progress

  • Advocating!  Please email, Tweet and/or call the offices of your two U.S. Senators and ask them to sign on to the “dear appropriator” letters for two critical pieces of library funding: the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Ready to use messages are waiting for you at:
  • Advocate for Net Neutrality, too!  Go to, choose New Filing, and tell the FCC why we need the current regulation to stay in place.
  • Working with the board to plan the agenda for ALA Annual
  • Working with the board and YALSA Staff on the 2017-2018 Implementation Plan for our Strategic Plan
  • Preparing for committee chair transition after Annual
  • Searching for a YALSA Member to be the next Member Manager for The Hub–apply by June 1!

Stats and Data

  • Funds raised in March = $280
  • YALSA Membership 4,838 (down 6.8% over March 2016)

Don’t Forget!


  • to all our members for all that you do to support teens and teen library services in your communities!
  • Thanks to the Teen Read Week Committee for their contributions to the TRW site and Unleash Your Story Manual!

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Hill, YALSA President 2016-2017

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Sarah Hill

Sarah is the Information Services Librarian at Lake Land College, a rural community college in Illinois. She is happily serving as YALSA Immediate Past President. You can follow her on Twitter at @glibrarian.