Nearly all YALSA meetings are open meetings (quiz: What are the exceptions? Leave your answer in the comments!). You don’t need to be a committee member to attend, and observers are encouraged.
I went to the YALSA 50th anniversary task force meeting Sunday afternoon. There are two things I took away from this session:
- We have an amazing–AMAZING!–year ahead of us celebrating YALSA’s 50th
It will be even more amazing if you–YOU! Yes, you!–pitch in! Volunteers are needed for the following:
- Staffing the YALSA booth
- Tagging Flickr photos in the YALSA Flickr group
- Wrangling authors for the LIVE! readings on Monday
- Annotating some of the “50” lists
- Being a presence at other conferences like ACRL (February), PLA Symposium (April), AASL (October), NCTE (November)
- Sew a quilt square (details coming soon)
Contact chairs of the 50th anniversary task force to help by visiting http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/boardandcommittees/committeechair.htm
If you are in Seattle on Monday night, don’t miss the AASL/ASLC/YALSA Membership Reception–you’ll be able to get more details about the calendar of events slated for 2007, and the first fifty to people to contribute a YALSA trivia quiz will get a prize! The reception is from 6-7:30 PM at the Red Lion Hotel’s Emerald Ballroom.