Are you interested in being a part of a new YALSA Interest Group that focuses on serving older teens? The mission statement of the proposed group is:

The purpose of this Interest Group is to discuss issues relating to serving young adults in their late teens and early twenties. We seek to develop and exchange ideas on how libraries can continue to best serve these “new adults” as they navigate life after the high school years. Identifying the needs of this age group, compiling & sharing collection and programming guidelines to address those needs, and considering ways to provide participatory opportunities for them is a focus of this Interest Group

The process for starting a new Interest Group with YALSA requires a petition, of at least 15 signatures, to be submitted to the Division. If you are willing to add your signature to the petition, please contact Penny Johnson at You must be a member of YALSA to be eligible to sign. In your email please include your ALA member number, address, phone, and email address.

Your signature will indicate your interest in contributing to this group’s discussions.

To read more about the proposed group you can check out an earlier blog post.

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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