Posted by Amy Alessio

The ballots will open in a few days, and hopefully readers have had a chance to look through all of the interviews and questions on the YALSA Election Blog. When you start voting, please remember to vote Yes for the YALSA Dues increase. A $10 difference in dues will make a huge impact in YALSA services.

Since our last dues increase in 1994, we have established the Michael L. Printz Award, expanded our lists of selected books and materials and created Teen Read Week. With this dues increase we will be able to do even more:

1. Expand Teen Read Week

2. Develop 3 new awards (audiobooks, first time YA author, outstanding achievement in YA librarianship)
3. Create and disseminate new selected lists (such as Teens Top Ten and Graphic Novels)
4. Provide expanded online resources and tools to help members do their job (CE opportunities, online communities, blogs, podcasting)
5. Develop a YA Literature Symposium

2 Thoughts on “Get Ready to Vote!

  1. I would like to second Amy’s comments and urge members to vote for the dues increase. For more detailed information about this, please see the current issue of YALS – but please vote yes. If you have any questions about the dues increase, please post them here so we can help everyone understand the reasons this is necessary.

  2. erindowney [Member] on March 14, 2006 at 7:20 pm said:

    Huge kudos to Amy for giving us the opportunity to share and learn about the upcoming elections!!!

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