We have each experienced a time professionally during which we didn't feel educated enough, engaged enough, cool enough for our duties as professionals who serve young adults.' For some of us, our training in YA services has only be on-the-job training (and â€œtrainingâ€ might be an overstatement!)' YALSA is committed, as demonstrated in its Strategic Plan, to continuous learning and professional development.' But to successfully engage its members, we need your input -- your Great Ideas â€“ as to how YALSA can connect members with current information, deliver continuing education, provide more training at local and regional levels with regard to YA services and issues, and increase overall the number of library workers competent in teen and YA services.
Here's how to help YALSA members and potentially win $250:
1. Review Goal #3 of YALSA's strategic plan.
2. Review guidelines of YALSA's Great Ideas Contest.
3. Submit your Great Idea by March 16, 2012
You know you've found yourself, at one time or another, thinking, "I wish YALSA would..."' Well, here's your chance to propose your wish to YALSA, by giving the organization a practical how-to on the topic of continuing education and professional development.
If you have any questions about the application or the process, please feel free to direct them to Priscille Dando, Strategic Planning Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.