Looking for a way to participate in YALSA? Why not join the Partnership Advocating for Teens (PAT) Interest Group? The mission statement of the proposed group is:
To explore, recommend, highlight, and support partnerships between libraries, schools, and other organizations that serve young adults.
Currently PAT is a YALSA committee, but over the next year, we will be transitioning into an Interest Group. As a committee, PAT has regularly sponsored programs at conferences and has published articles. As an Interest Group we will be able to continue to do the same types of activities. Currently Pat is sponsoring the program â€œIt Takes Two: School and Public Libraries, Partnerships that Workâ€ at Annual on Sunday, July 12 from 3:30 â€“ 5:30. We will also have an upcoming article in the Fall issue of YALS.
If you would like to get in on the ground floor of this Interest Group, now is the time to sign up. Just send the following information: name, ALA member number, institution, email, address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. All we need are 15 current YALSA members to sign our petition in order for us to take our proposal to the YALSA Board.
This is an exciting time for our committee and we hope you will join us on our journey. If you have any questions at all about the Partnerships Advocating to Teens (PAT) Interest Group, please feel free to contact email@example.com.