YALSA Joins CALA and ALSC to Form a New Taskforce

The YALSA Board of Directors is excited to announce the formation of the Chinese American Library Association (CALA), Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC), and YALSA Joint Booklist Taskforce in celebration of CALA’s 50th anniversary! The Young Adult Library Services Association is honored to celebrate our sister organization’s continued impact on the profession by contributing towards centering Chinese American writers and characters in young adult literature.

This collaboration will produce a new booklist that will serve as a resource for members to diversify their library collections and ensure that underrepresented voices are amplified. The work of the taskforce is a two-year commitment and is expected to begin June 1, 2021 through March 2023. We need you, our members, to serve and help make this taskforce a success! Three YALSA members will be appointed to the taskforce.

Applications are now open and can be accessed at this link. The deadline to apply is May 14, 2021 Thank you in advance for volunteering to serve on the new CALA/ALSC/YALSA Joint Booklist Taskforce!