It’s just about half-way between the 2009 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference and that means it’s the perfect time to listen to voices from Midwinter. Why? Because you’ll find out about many of the programs that YALSA is planning for Annual, learn what people took part in during Midwinter, and be reminded of how and why attending conferences is worthwhile.


For this Podcast Lindsey Dunn talks with librarians about a wide-variety of topics.

  • Jennifer Ross, Librarian at Montrose (CO) High, talks about her experiences at the Technology Playground. Jennifer learned about podcasting and how she can integrate it into her teen library services
  • Sandra Hughes Hassell, Chair of the YALSA Research Committee, talks about the Committee’s recent projects including developing policies and procedures for YALSA’s upcoming web-based research journal.
  • Erin Downey Howerton, Chair of the 2009 Genre Galaxy Preconference Committee discusses plans for the preconference including some of the the genres that will be covered – urban lit, science-fiction, fantasy.
  • Shannon Peterson, Chair of Division Membership and Promotion discusses the Committee’s analysis of the recent YALSA member survey and an upcoming YALSA ecourse, YALSA 101. The course will help new members learn about the Division.
  • Amber Creeger, Chair of the Partnerships Advocating for Teens Committee discusses the work of the Committee and a program they are sponsoring during Annual Conference in Chicago.
  • Teens who attended the Best Books for YAs session at Midwinter talk about the books they liked and planned to talk about during the session.

Throughout the podcast, Lindsey Dunn provides overview comments and thoughts about the conversations she recorded.

You can learn more about YALSA’s Committees on the YALSA web site.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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