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:

  1. We have an amazing–AMAZING!–year ahead of us celebrating YALSA’s 50th
  2. 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

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.

About Beth Gallaway

Beth Gallaway was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006 for her work in advocating for videogames in libraries. She is an independent library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology, and youth services, and is a YALSA certified Serving the Underserved (SUS) trainer.

One Thought on “YALSA 50th Anniversary Task Force

  1. gaylek [Member] on January 22, 2007 at 5:22 pm said:

    One of the closed committees is the Michael L. Printz Award Committee.

    Gayle Keresey

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