In this YALSA Podcast,’  Seattle librarian Laurie Amster-Burton, a 2009 Baker & Taylor Conference Grant recipient,’  shares her experience at ALA Annual, including attending events, going to the exhibits, meeting teens and other YALSA members, and more.


In addition to the Baker & Taylor grants, YALSA gives more than $40,000 in grants and awards to its members each year. Learn more and apply by Dec. 1 at

You can also download this podcast, and others, at YALSA’s Podcasts site.

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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