The Youth Participation Interest Group promotes the input and involvement of' young adults' in the creation and development of library activities, programs and publications, as well as' in the decision-making process which affects their access to information and library services. ' 

Why is youth participation so important? By encouraging youth participation not only can we insure the relevance of materials and services to the teens we serve, but we also provide an experience through which young adults can enhance their learning and personal development.

If you are interested in discussing the ways we can increase youth participation, please join our ALA Connect group.'  If you would like to be the convener, or co-convener, please submit your name to me at tctorniali@gmail.com by Monday May 3, 2010.'  Elections will be held the week of May 24, 2010.