Have you ever presented at a local or national conference? Or are you a long-time participant at YALSA webinars or conference and Symposium sessions? YALSA is currently seeking member volunteers, including a committee chair, for the newly created Education Advisory Committee (EAC). The date to apply has been extended to June 10, 2020.
The role of the Education Advisory Committee is to assist with providing appropriate and timely topics for continuing education offerings and identifying qualified individuals to facilitate continuing education sessions. Our communities are quickly changing and evolving in response to current issues which requires library staff to remain up to date on information and skills if libraries are to remain relevant in the 21st century.
Providing your voice and direction to the EAC will help guide YALSA in its educational endeavors. Becoming a member volunteer of the EAC is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with your peers and make a difference in continuing education by assuring YALSA is offering relevant and timely content. YALSA needs your leadership in promoting CE opportunities and recognizing the contribution of facilitators and presenters, which is crucial for the growth of our profession and the teens that we impact.
The chair for the EAC serves in an Ex-Officio position on the Board of Directors and attends two board meetings a year. The EAC is a virtual committee with a one year (12 months) term beginning July 1 and is renewable. Complete this form by June 10th to apply.
YALSA Board created the Education Advisory Committee (EAC) to assist with identifying and providing feedback on Continuing Education topics to YALSA’s Executive Director and the newly created position of Program Officer for Continuing Education and Development. You may find more information about the board document here.
Andrea or Drea (either is fine!) Sowers, Joliet Public Library (IL) – Teen Services Librarian
Where you’ll find me…. Online: Twitter: YALibrarianDrea Blog: www.bookblather.net
When I’m not working, I… playing geeky board games, reading, writing, knitting, taking pictures, or just catching up on shows/snuggling with the puppy & kitty.
My favorite things to do online include… play games & chat
Last awesome YA book you’ve read… Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? Information that can help our members’ job easier/better. Continue reading
Jennifer Rummel, YA Librarian, Otis Library (Norwich, CT)
Where you’ll find me…. I’m on Pinterest,’ my Blog, and’ Twitter
When I’m not working, I… read a ton of books, across genres and ages, play with my puppy. I’m a die hard Celtics fan. I like to bake and do crafty things. I relax at night by watching TV – my top three favorite shows: Castle, Elementary, and Big Bang Theory
My favorite things to do online include… right now I’m addicted to Candy Crush. I love browsing Pinterest for things to bake or crafts to create. I love reading twitter and blogs to catch up on the latest book news.
Last awesome YA book you’ve read… Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – It drew me in and refused to let me go. I devoured the book and I’m still thinking about it days later.
What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? My passion for reading and sharing ideas for great services to teens. Continue reading
Angela Frederick, Elementary School Librarian in Nashville, TN
Where you’ll find me….‘ twitter.com/angelina41‘ or’ http://pinterest.com/angelina41/boards/
When I’m not working, I…’ am reading, watching TV, or dreaming about travels to far-away places.
My favorite things to do online include…‘ tweeting and pinning things while listening to music
Last awesome YA book you’ve read…‘ Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
What you want to bring to the YALSA blog?’ An exploration of the joys of Teen Services. Continue reading
mk Eagle Holliston High School (Holliston, MA) Librarian
Where you’ll find me…. Cooking or eating something delicious
When I’m not working, I… am probably asleep. I may or may not have a hard time saying no.
My favorite things to do online include… playing Diablo III, reading feminist blogs and keeping up with television fan communities.
Last awesome YA book you’ve read… The Sleepwalkers, by Gabriel J. Gates.
What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? I’m always trying to bring something just a little off-kilter to the blog.
Kelly Czarnecki, Teen Services Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Where you’ll find me…. at the YMCA
When I’m not working, I… train for triathlons
My favorite things to do online include…catch up on my favorite tv shows (that are too embarrassing to mention!)
Last awesome YA book you’ve read… Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? Food for thought that transcend my own experiences and help open ideas for others. Continue reading