Had a Great Teen Read Week Program? Tell Us: We know you all had amazing plans for 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. You could win one of two author visits or a prize pack from YALSA and AdLit.org! The deadline to enter is Nov. 7.
YALSA’s Hitting the Road: We have set a goal to have a YALSA presence at a library conference in every state in 2009! If you’re planning on attending your state’s public or school library association conference in 2009 and are willing to volunteer some of your time to represent YALSA, we want to hear from you. The deadline to volunteer has been extended to Nov. 14th. You don’t need to be a teen services expert or a long-time memberâ€”you just need to have some enthusiasm and some time to volunteer. Please feel free to team up with friends or colleagues in your state, too. Based on your interest and availability, you can choose to apply for one of these options: host a social event, present a program or staff an exhibit booth. Learn more at the YALSA Road Trip wiki.
Find out more news from the YALSA Office after the jump.
Midwinter Registration Now 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. 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.
Contribute to Our Newest Book! Have a great teen programming idea that’s inexpensive? (Like, less than $100.) You could have it published in Cool Teen Programs on a Shoestring, edited by Jenine Lillian and to be published next year by Neal-Schuman. You can find the questionnaire for the form online at www.tinyurl.com/yalsashoestring and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 20. Those whose programs are chosen for publication will be notified by Jan. 16.
YALSA en Italia: YALSA’s Beth Yoke spoke in Peruggia, Italy’ at the Italy Library Association Conference on Oct. 16, discussing the importance of providing teen services in libraries. See Beth in action at the conference’s blog.
Questions? Contact YALSA Communications Specialist Stephanie Kuenn.