We have heard calls from membership that the YALSA selection lists (Amazing Audiobooks, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels, Quick Picks, and others) and the Teens’ Top Ten list have not been receiving the kind of broad dissemination and recognition that they rightfully deserve. In response, the YALSA Board adopted Item #24, the Selection List Marketing Plan, at the recent ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. This document called for the creation of a Social Media Marketing Task Force.
This group will be responsible for using social media to widely market YALSA selection lists (both current, and those of previous years) and the Teens’ Top Ten list. This is a virtual opportunity that will run until June 30, 2020, and work will start as soon as possible. If you love teen books and media and our selection lists, and want to promote them to the membership and beyond, this could be a great fit for you!
If you would like to volunteer to be a member of the Social Media Marketing Task Force, please email Letitia Smith in the YALSA office, indicating your interest in this task force, by Monday, August 5.
Todd Krueger, YALSA President 2019-2020 Twitter: @toddbcpl