This Is Your Last Chance to Save. After tomorrow, registration for the Young Adult Literature Symposium rises to onsite pricing. If you’re on the fence about going, visit the Symposium website and register before the pricing expires! Unfortunately, tickets are no longer available to the preconference or the genre luncheon. We are not opening up any more spots on the waiting list.

Midwinter Advanced Registration Open! Advanced registration is now available for the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Jan. 23-28! Register for Midwinter by Dec. 5 and save over onsite registration prices. Housing is open as well. In addition, if you purchased 2009 bundled registration, you were not able to register for special events like YALSA’s Serving Today’s Diverse Teens Institute or the YALSA Mixer and Tech Playground on Jan. 23.’  If you’re interested in attending either the institute or the mixer, be sure to visit the Midwinter website and sign up today. Want to see what YALSA’s doing in Denver? Check out the YALSA wiki.

Find out more news from the YALSA Office after the jump.

Promote Your Teen Read Weekâ„¢ Plans Did you know YALSA offers a wide variety of resources for publicizing and promoting your Teen Read Week celebration? We have sample press releases, proclamations, public service announcements in English and Spanish, letters to the editor, and logos that you can download at the Teen Read Week website’s Get Publicity page. In addition, you can download PSAs from Nancy Cartwright, who plays Bart on The Simpsons.

Got a Cool Event for Teen Read Week? Tell Us! Visit YALSA’s Teen Read Week wiki and tell us what your Teen Read Week plans are! And after Teen Read Week, make sure to enter your event in the Best Teen Read Week Celebration Contest, from YALSA, AdLit.Org, Mirrorstone, 2008 TRW corporate sponsor.

Voice Your Choice!Teens’ Top Ten Is Almost Here. Lindsey Dunn pointed out plenty of great ways to promote the upcoming vote at your library a couple weeks ago. We’ve also developed a widget to add to your library blog or site to encourage teens to vote. Download the button to the left and link back to beginning Oct. 12!

That’s it for this week’s update! To stay up to date on the latest from the YALSA Office, sign up to follow YALSA on Twitter or become a fan of YALSA on Facebook!

Questions? Contact YALSA Communications Specialist Stephanie Kuenn.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

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