More Questions for VP/President Candidates

Posted by Amy Alessio:

Let’s let readers get to know both of you.

Why are you running for YALSA VP/President?

What is your current position? Please also list experiences relevant to young adult services. What was/is your favorite project working directly with teens?

Please tell readers about your family and interests outside of libraries.

Candidate Forum for President-Elect

Posted by Amy Alessio

Let’s begin by asking both of our candidates for President-Elect, Paula Brehm-Heeger and Allen Nichols about their experience within YALSA and ALA. Please tell readers about what positions you have held in our organization and in the larger ALA structure.

Then follow that up by letting readers know which of those positions was your favorite and why, as well as which gave you the most important skills to use as YALSA President and why.

Welcome to the Elections Section

Posted by Amy Alessio

Welcome to the YALSA Elections blog! Only about 15% of members vote in our annual elections, yet decisions affect everyone. So please use this forum as a chance to learn about candidates and issues for the spring ballot.

As moderator of this section of the blog, I will be posting questions for the President Elect category, then other elected positions and finally about issues to go on the ballot. The candidates will post their responses to these questions. YALSA members are also welcome to follow up on their responses with further questions.

We encourage lively discussion and debate as appropriate to the topic, but of course no personal comments or attacks will be allowed.