The Deadline is Here! Complete the YALSA Survey Today!!!

As many of you have been hearing about this last month, YALSA is conducting a survey to see how to better serve teen advocates and teens. But, they cannot do it alone-They need your input!

Many services and projects have come out of the past surveys, and YALSA is hoping to accomplish even more after the completion of this survey.

You may be saying, “Well, my one voice doesn’t make a difference.” But, you need to realize many of the existing programs and services came from just one person who raised his or her voice with a good idea. All it takes is one person, one person to start to initiate change and action within the organization.

But, unfortunately, today is the deadline-the last day you have to complete the survey-to let your voices and ideas be heard! It only takes 10-15 minutes of your time. And, just think, your one idea or suggestion could lead to helping hundreds of young adult advocates from all over.

And, if that isn’t enough of an’  incentive to complete the survey, YALSA is offering one lucky winner, who submits their email address at the end of the survey, the opportunity to win a free group registration (Valued at $195) for an upcoming educational webinar.

You can access the survey in the following ways:

Current members: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YALSAmbr
Former members: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LapsedMbr
Non-members: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMbr

Your voice does count! Your voice does matter! Speak out and let it be heard today!!!!

YALSA 201 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting

To follow up their YALSA 101 program at ALA Annual, the Division & Membership Promotion Committee will host YALSA 201 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

This program is designed for YALSA members who are interested in leadership positions such as committee chair or board member.’  Guest speakers will discuss these roles in YALSA, and there will be a Q&A session.

The program will be held Friday, January 15, 2010 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Boston Convention Center Room 160A. This is before Midwinter officially begins, so full registration is not required to attend this event.

The YALSA Happy Hour will begin right after this program at 5:00 p.m. in the Boston Convention Center Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Confirmed speakers for YALSA 201:

  • Nick Buron – Board Member
  • John Sexton – Chair, Nominating Committee 2011
  • Sarah Flowers – Editor, YALS
  • Pam Spencer Holley – YALSA author
  • mk Eagle – Blog Manager
  • Francisca Goldsmith – Course Instructor
  • Angela Carstensen – Award/Selection Chair
  • Dora Ho – Interest Group Convenor
  • Angie Manfredi – Road Trip Coordinator